Samsung may have lost to Apple in the US, which resulted in the Korean firm ordered to pay the Cupertino firm over $1 billion in damage for patent infringement. However, it seems this isn’t the same case in Germany. Both Samsung and Motorola have beaten Apple in a German patent war.
Although the ruling is yet to be announced, patent expert Florian Mueller says that Apple’s claims are too vague to hold up in court. These are also the reasons why Apple lost similar cases in the UK and the Netherlands.
Samsung and Motorola finally have reason to celebrate. They have lost lawsuits after lawsuits.
Last Thursday, a court found Motorola guilty of infringing Microsoft’s patents, which could result in the Redmond firm demanding licensing fees or ban the sale of specific Motorola-made Android devices.
Last month, a jury ordered Samsung to cough out over $1 billion in damages for infringing Apple patents. Back in Wednesday, it was reported that Apple is looking to get more from Samsung, as much as $3 billion.
Although some of you may find Apple to be the big bad wolf, Samsung and Motorola are not victims here. The two have also resorted to using patents in trying to get ahead of the competition.
Motorola has wasted most of the year trying to ban the sale of Microsoft’s gaming console the Xbox 360. Samsung has also filed countless counter-claims against Apple.
Despite Samsung and Motorola winning a victory against Apple in Germany, we’re sure these patent wars are far from over.
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