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Japanese Court Weighs In On Apple-Samsung Dispute

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Japanese Court Weighs In On Apple-Samsung Dispute

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Japanese Court Weighs In On Apple-Samsung Dispute

Japanese Court Weighs In On Apple-Samsung Dispute

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A Tokyo court on Friday dismissed Apple's claim that Samsung had infringed on its patent. It's the latest ruling in the global legal battle between the two technology titans over smartphones. Last week, a U.S. jury awarded Apple a billion dollars in damage in its patent suit with Samsung.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with yet another patent decision.

Apple and Samsung have been busy suing each other in countries all over the world. The latest decision came this morning. A court in Tokyo ruled that Samsung did not infringe on an Apple patent. A small win for the South Korean company, after a U.S. jury awarded Apple $1 billion in damages last week. Separately, a South Korean court has already ruled both companies infringed on each other's patents.

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