Samsung’s plan to win injunctions against the sale of certain Apple products in Europe backfired when a German judge not only ruled in the iPhone-makers favor, but also rendered the 3G patents in question invalid. Samsung was accusing Apple of infringing upon a wireless patent for a “turbo encoding/decoding device and method for processing farm data according to QoS.”
This is not the first time this patent has held up for Samsung. A judge in the UK also ruled it invalid. I think it’s safe to say Samsung might stop pursuing this course of action when it comes to this particular bit of intellectual property.
The Korean company has yet to decide wether it will appeal the decision. They plan to full review the case before moving forward.
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