A U.S. appeals court refused to resurrect a patent case filed by Samsung Electronics against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and ruled in the favor of the latter, Reuters reports. The case reference number at the US court of Appeals is 13-1519 and its between Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd v. International Trade Commission and Apple. You can get the copy of the judgement here.
Both companies have been dragging each other to the courts all around the world for over three years now, alleging each other of breaching patents while designing and manufacturing smartphones. However, both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung have been winning minor battles so far. Though luckily none of them got a paralyzing sales ban yet.
The International Trade Commission had confirmed in June that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) didn’t breach any of Samsung’s patents. This was sealed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; however, no reason was given for the decision.
ITC found in June that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) breached a patent of Samsung and levied a ban on the importation of devices that used the infringed patent. Obama administration overturned the ban, stating that it was covered by another regulation mandatory patent that states that different devices can connect to each other.This ban was not part of the latest hearing since it has been already sorted out.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has got $930 Million in 2012 and the same court in California ordered Samsung pay another $119.6 million for breaching three more Apple patents earlier this month.However the US Tech giant could not induce a sales ban on the infringed Samsung devices in the United States.