Samsung Denied Second 3G Patent Claim Win in Germany


Judge Andreas Voss works quickly, no? It was only one week ago that the judge ruled in Apple’s favor regarding a 3G patent claim from Samsung, and the second of Samsung’s five claims has been denied this morning.

Florian Mueller, who reportedly attended the sessions, says that the judge’s two rulings may have been based more on the validity or infringement of the patent and mentions that Samsung’s three other 3G claims and two other software experience claims may still have a chance.

To be honest it’s hard to understand the thought processes behind these rulings but we can’t say we’re patent experts at all. For what it’s worth, Forbes believes that EP 1,005,726 is the specific patent being ruled on today, but that is not confirmed. Read below for that patent’s description:

“The patent covers turbo encoding and decoding device as well as method for process frame data according to quality-of-service. ”

A turbo channel encoding/decoding device for a CDMA communication system. The device segments an input frame into multiple sub frames of an appropriate length when the input data frame is very long, and then encodes and decodes the sub frames. Otherwise, when the input data frames are very short, the device combines input frames into one super frame of an appropriate length and then encodes and decodes the super frame. After frame encoding/decoding, the frames are recombined into the original input frames.

[FOSS Patents, Forbes]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. It seems that Germany is the right place if you plan on releasing products wich violates other companies patents. Just make sure they don’t look remotely like any of Apple’s products.

    1. In Germany infringing a patent on some frivolous or trivial subject matter is the worse possible offense.  However infringing upon a technology patent on a matter of technical substance is so minor is not worth the court’s time.

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  2. Who cares about Germany!!!! They can all keep the Crapphone.

    1. Who cares about US. You guys favor the ishit

      1. Germans can keep those crappy Apples. We  favor Android!

        1.  umm…. last time I checked, iphone was still the go to smartphone for the masses.  Android is definitely taking a big chunk of the market, but I still think it is a product people purchase because it is what they want, whereas iphone is the product people purchase because they don’t know anything else and everyone else has one.  Orrrrr they’re an apple nut and refuse to look at any other technology, better or not.

          1. Manbo – That’s got to be a long time ago that you checked! Activations of android where about 700,000 a day! But I have to agree with you. Those people don’t know what they are missing. I guess those eople like to be followers.

          2. one thing though. Regular updates. Yes android takes a fraction of the time updating compared to an ios device. but they are rare. 

          3. The people who`s has the Apple products, can`t use Android OS, because it`s to much for them. but Apple it`s so easy to use.

          4. even one of the apple founders said. Iphones are for people who are scared of computers. and that android does somethings better than ios

  3. I wonder if the judge sent the ruling via text from his iPhone.

    1.  from his gold plated iphone that just so happened to be delivered with a big bag of money, the day before the ruling.

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