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August 24, 2012

Both Apple and Samsung found guilty in South Korean court


We know you love the Apple v. Samsung case as much as we do so here’s the latest update. The Seoul District Court has came to a split decision and found both Apple and Samsung guilty of infringing each others patents.

So what does this mean? Well the ruling now means that Samsung will have to stop selling the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1 due to the decided infringement of Apple’s elastic scrolling patent. The courts also ruled that Samsung did NOT copy Apple designs or violate their trade dress. Samsung will now have to pay Apple approximately $22,000 (£13,884) in damages.

What about Apple? They have a similar punishment to face. They are the to stop selling the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the first two generations of the iPad. I can’t help but think this will not harm Apple much considering these items are no longer for sale by the company anyway. Apple will also have to fork out some cash in the sum of $35,000 (£22,095) to Samsung.

Is this the end? Doubtful as South Korean courts differ to ours and both company’s could file an appeal. So stay tuned I’m sure there is more to come.

Source – Android Central

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