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UK COURT OF APPEAL: SAMSUNG WINS OVER APPLE ‘OVER WIDE’ PATENT CLAIMS

UK COURT OF APPEAL: SAMSUNG WINS OVER APPLE ‘OVER WIDE’ PATENT CLAIMS

Samsung wins Patent Claim over Apple

18 / Sept 2012.  Samsung & Apple Battle of the Patents – in a move that follows a number of jurisdictions – barring Apples home court of California and Germany, the UK High Court in a decision handed down yesterday, rules that although there is indeed similarity between Samsung’s tablet and Apple’s patents, there is no actual infringement.

This is a victory over stifling patent’s that hinder legitimate innovation. Sir Robin Jacob criticised Apples ‘over wide’ patent claims.  Full judgement can be found at:  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.

UK: With the UK’s specialised technology, patent and now small patent track, the UK Court system provides a faster and more cost effective  mode of dealing with technology and intellectual property claims.

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