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French Court Denies Samsung’s Claims Against Apple

The patent war between Apple and Samsung seems not to end. Both the giants are against each other in many courtrooms all over the world. One such case was filed by Samsung against Apple in French court. However, Korean company failed to prove its point in front of the Tribunal Grande Instance de Paris that rejected its appeal to impose injunction on Apple’s iPhone 4S, saying that it was a ‘disproportionate’ measure, Reuters reported.

Samsung claimed that Apple had imitated specific elements of its Galaxy handset devices. However, the French court not only rejected its claim, but also directed the company to pay 100,000 Euros (estimated $133,900) – Apple’s legal costs.

The case was registered by Samsung on October 5 with an accusation placed on Apple for infringing on two of its patents including Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) standards for 3G mobile handsets. According to Samsung, the Cupertino-based company had copied its newly launched Galaxy handset.

The statement from Samsung states:

“Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology,” said Samsung. “We believe it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation.”

Similar sort of case was also filed in Italy, but the Italian judge rejected the appeal and direct both the parties to submit more proofs and evidences before a review on December 16.

Samsung is having a tough time in the courtrooms as majority of its claims that it had filed against Apple in different countries are rejected by the courts. In such a bad time, the Korean company still managed to see a hope with overturning a ban on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. So, the company is all set to offer its device before the Holiday season.

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