Apple wins a 3G technology patent over Samsung in a U.K. court


Apple secured another patent win over arch rival Samsung this week in a U.K. court related to 3G connectivity.Samsung this time attempted to assert that its competitor Apple’s products infringe on the patents that Samsung owns but Judge Christopher Floyd ruled in London that iPhone maker did not infringe. The case involved 3G technology patents and related to the area of device method to send and receive data over the wireless network.


Samsung hoped to take about 2.5% in royalties from tech giant Apple’s 3G- enabled smart devices in filing the lawsuit.The Samsung suit was characterized as ridiculous demand by intellectual property expert Florian Mueller

He also observed that Apple has successfully fought off the 24 essential patent claims by Samsung, while the South Korean company on the other hand successfully fought three essential patents, with 2 of those cases in its home country.

Samsung said that its officials are disappointed by the decision. The company however plans to review the judgment before going for any further appeal.

The legal battles between the two rivals Samsung and Apple began back in April of 2011, when Apple sued the Korean company and accused it of copying the look and feel of Apple owned iPhone and iPad with that of its smartphones and tablets. Samsung took up the task and fired back with a number of complaints, and since then the 2 companies are spending huge amounts on various lawsuits.

Apple’s accusations of Samsung for copying its products have not prevented it from┬álaunching┬ásimilar products. Last month, Samsung introduced a new app for its devices called Wallet that resembles a lot with that of Apple’s Passbook, including the specific design of the icon.