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Apple sues Samsung for patent infringement in South Korea court

Apple filed suit Friday in the Seoul Central District Court claiming that the Samsung [corporate websites] "Galaxy" line of products copies its iPhone and iPad technology. This follows similar suits by Apple in the US and suits by Samsung [JURIST reports] filed in South Korea, Japan and Germany. It is rumored that these disputes will ultimately be settled through alternative dispute resolution [Reuters].

Apple has been embroiled in litigation marked by trading accusations of patent infringement with Nokia [corporate website] as well, which was recently resolved [JURIST report]. Nokia and Apple entered into an agreement [press release], settling all patent disputes between the parties and directing Apple to pay royalties to Nokia for the term of the agreement. Both companies agreed to withdraw all complaints filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] and end 46 ongoing patent infringement disputes in various countries around the world.

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