Apple appeals loss against Samsung in Japan
News On Japan via CNET -- Oct 16
More than a month after losing one of its patent cases against Samsung in Japan, Apple has filed for an appeal.
Bloomberg reports that Apple has filed the necessary paperwork in the hopes of reversing a Tokyo judge's decision that Samsung's smartphones and tablets do not infringe on Apple's patents.
That decision, issued August 31, came just days after Apple won big over Samsung in its first major U.S. case against the company. The aftermath of that, which has yet to truly shake out, puts Samsung on the hook for $1.05 billion in damages and threatens to ban a number of devices for sale in the U.S., though it's also likely destined for an appeal. Samsung has already requested a new trial.
Apple originally filed its suit last August, taking aim at Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones, as well as the Galaxy Tab 7, accusing those devices of infringing on its patents covering synchronizing music and video to servers.
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