Apple, Samsung Infringed Each Other’s Patents: South Korea Court
A South Korean court ruled Friday that US tech giant Apple and Samsung Electronics had infringed on each other’s patents, ordering damage payments from both firms.
The court ruled that Apple breached two Samsung technology patents, and ordered it to pay 40 million won ($35,242) in damages, court officials said.
It also separately ordered Samsung to pay 25 million won for violating one of Apple’s patents, Yonhap news agency said.
Samsung filed a lawsuit against Apple in Seoul in April last year regarding infringement of patents related to telecommunications standards.
Apple responded in June by filing a counter suit claiming Samsung copied its design and user interface of its iPhone and iPad.
The ruling comes ahead of a US jury verdict that is expected to signal the future course of their global fight for supremacy in the smartphone market.