Dutch Court Says Samsung Didn’t Infringe On Apple Patent

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Even though their main trial in the U.S. is over, the legal battle between Apple and Samsung is still raging on in at least 10 other countries across the globe, and who knows if it will ever end.

The latest verdict in the legal war comes from the Netherlands, where the court ruled that Samsung’s technology does not infringe on an Apple patent by using certain multi-touch technologies on some Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

As the two top smartphone makers in the world, Samsung and Apple refuse to give up any ground in their intellectual property battle. Apple argued in the Hague court that Samsung infringed its patent on a multi-touch function that allows users to use two fingers at one time on a touch screen.

The court declared that, “With these products Samsung does not infringe the claims that Apple has made.” Apple has taken Samsung and a few other companies to court over the pinch to zoom function on smartphones and tablets, but so far they’ve lost in the Dutch courts, courts in Britain, and in Germany.

Apple declined to comment on the ruling, while Samsung said it welcomed the Dutch court’s decision.

Source: Reuters