Samsung to press on against Apple after court rejects copyright suit

Josh Peterson Tech Editor
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Samsung aims to press forward as the company looks to win a U.S. patent battle next week in its world war against Apple.

A court in The Hague rejected Samsung’s claims of design copyright infringement on its mobile technology by Apple, and Apple’s subsequent counterclaims, Reuters reported Friday.

“Samsung will continue to actively assert our intellectual property rights to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communication business,” said Samsung spokesman Adam Yates in a statement to The Daily Caller.

The ruling in the Netherlands came one day after an Australian court ruled favorably toward the iPad maker. In agreement with Apple’s claims that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 was a “blatant copy” of the iPad, Australian judge Justice Annabelle Bennett banned Samsung from selling its device on the Australian market.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, a California judge who also held a hearing Thursday on the U.S. Samsung-Apple suit filed in April, commented that Samsung’s Galaxy tablet closely resembled Apple’s iPad and even asked Samsung attorney’s to say whether they could tell the difference between the two devices.

The company is awaiting the judge’s ruling on the matter in California, said Yates.

In September The Register, a London-based tech publication, counted 21 patent suits filed between the two companies.

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