Apple Loses Touchscreen Patent Suit Against Samsung -- Again

Apple touch screen lawsuitAMSTERDAM -- A Dutch court has again ruled against Apple (AAPL) in a suit against South Korea's Samsung Electronics, saying that Galaxy tablet computers don't infringe an Apple patent on touchscreen interfaces.

The Dutch case is one of many Apple is pursuing against Samsung in their reciprocal patent war. If Apple had been successful in the Netherlands, it could have disrupted Samsung's ability to distribute in Europe through the port of Rotterdam.

Apple lost a request for a provisional ruling in August 2011, and an appeal in January. The Hague District Court's ruling published Thursday is a full-fledged civil suit on the same point. Like British and German courts, the Dutch court found that the touchscreen interface Samsung's Galaxy tabs use does not violate Apple's patents.





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Smitty

The only one they won was in California and that looks like its being overturned.

October 25 2012 at 8:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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pm349

always go for the home court advantage.

October 25 2012 at 11:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert L.

Lawyers making money with sounds and fury. Companies wery of competing. Gotta ask Apple; where's the beef...oops, is that a patent violation?

October 25 2012 at 6:25 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mae13rle11

Left the iphone for samsung. The longer I'm away from Apple the less I miss it(don't miss it at all). Apple is the basic starter level for those you don't want to think too hard, Android is for those you want no limits....

October 25 2012 at 5:07 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
carrie

apple loses everywhere except in the US. mostly because apple is just a normal phone company and not some "revolutionary" company like america like to think.

October 25 2012 at 11:58 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
jerrel830

apple is insane they want to be a monopoly.

October 25 2012 at 10:58 AM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
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nxston08

Let's see. Back in it's day IBM wanted to be the monopoly. Then Bill Gates wanted to rule the world. Now it's Google, Apple, and Amazon (to a degree). And then throw in faceBook. Free enterprise at it's finest hour.

October 25 2012 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jerrel830

apple is insane they want to be a monopoly. just a awful company

October 25 2012 at 10:58 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
jtmpmm

Patents ensure that copycats don't steal your inventions. This is a good thing. All patents expire over time. products of every kind can be patented as long as they meet the rigid requirements of patent law.

October 25 2012 at 10:50 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
realrambo

RIGHT ON ! THOSE PATENT WARS ARE RIDICULOUS HEY SHOUL I SUE MY CO WORKER HE FARTED THE SAME WAY I DO , HOW ABOUT IT.

October 25 2012 at 10:18 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
madddddddddddddd

THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR ALL BUT APPLE..............

October 25 2012 at 10:06 AM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply