Samsung, Motorola Beat Apple Touch Patent Claim In Germany
IPNews® - Samsung Electronics Co. and Motorola Mobility LLC on Friday escaped Apple Inc.'s claims in a German court that their Android devices infringe one of its European patents for a touch interface.
Samsung and Motorola do not infringe because Android does not store a multi-touch “flag” in association with each user interface component, Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court ruled. The European patent in suit is broader than the specific touch function patents Apple asserted against Samsung in the U.S. litigation that yielded a $1 billion jury verdict against Samsung recently, and has actually been declared invalid already by a U.K. court. To continue reading, click: Samsung, Motorola Beat Apple Touch Patent Claim In Germany