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Apple And Samsung Patent Lawsuits Dismissed In Germany

Apple vs Samsung LitigationPatent lawsuits between Apple and Samsung have both been dismissed today in the Mannheim state court in Germany over the “slide to unlock” feature on smartphones from both manufacturers.

This is far from the end of the patent battles in Germany between the companies as Apple still claims that Samsung is guilty of “blatant copying” of its iPhones and iPads, whilst Samsung claims that Apple has infringed a number of its wireless patents and not paid for licensing.

The lawsuits between Apple and Motorola Mobility, recently acquired by Google, the corporation behind the open source Android operating system that has become the most popular mobile OS in the world, have also been continuing around the globe – so whilst these simple user interface and design patent cases have been thrown-out, there are still plenty to choose form the the US, Australia, and Germany itself.

Apple is also currently fighting a case over the iPad name in China – making its legal team one of the busiest in the world.

[via BBC]

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