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Samsung loses bid to ban iPhone, iPad sales in Japan

by on28 February 2013

Court finds it failed to sincerely negotiate with Apple

Samsung’s bid to block sales of select Apple products in Japan has failed miserably.

The Tokyo District Court rejected the request, citing Samsung’s apparent failure to sincerely negotiate with Apple over licensing patents. The court also ruled that Samsung does not have the right to seek damages from Apple, which is hardly surprising.

Samsung told Bloomberg that it is disappointed with the decision and that it will take further measures to protect its intellectual property. Apple did not comment the ruling.

It is only the latest battle in a three-year long legal battle between the two tech giants. Apple and Samsung have been at each other throats in Europe, America, Australia and Asia, with mixed results.

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