Friday, August 24, 2012

The Apple-Samsung Case: South Korean court bans some products

A verdict has been reached in the patent-infringement battle between Apple and Samsung, but not in the United States, The LA Times tells us. Instead, as part of a multibillion-dollar global patent fight between the two technology heavyweights, a South Korean court ruled Friday that both companies had infringed on each others patents and banned the sale of some Apple and Samsung products in the country. Both sides will have to pay limited damages.

The split decision was handed down by a three-judge panel in Seoul Central District Court, which ruled that Apple had infringed two Samsung technology patents and Samsung had violated one of Apple's, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The product ban does not affect the companies' recently released gadgets. However, Apple has been ordered to remove the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the original iPad and the iPad 2 from store shelves, the Associated Press reported. Meanwhile sales of the Galaxy S2 and other products have also been banned....

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