Apple and Samsung, the top two smart phone companies, are currently engaged in patent disputes in 10 countries. Last week a judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled [JURIST report] that Apple products do not infringe on Samsung's patents. Last month the Korean Fair Trade Commission said that South Korean regulators are investigating an Apple complaint [JURIST report] alleging that Samsung is unfairly competing in the market to the disadvantage of its competitors. In August a Japanese court dismissed a claim [JURIST report] by Apple that Samsung violated Apple's patents with its smartphones and tablets.
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