Japan appeals court rules for Samsung in Apple patent dispute G. Redd at 3:08 PM ET
[JURIST] The Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo [official website] on Tuesday ruled that Samsung did not infringe an Apple [corporate websites] patent regarding the synchronization of music and data on multiple devices. In so doing, the High Court affirmed the ruling [JURIST report] of the Tokyo District Court [official website, in Japanese] last August. Neither company has issued an official statement in response to Tuesday's ruling. This development comes on the heels of last Friday's ruling in favor of Apple [JURIST report] regarding the scrolling bounce-back animation feature patent, in which a Japanese court found that Samsung infringed the patent. Apple has not yet indicated whether it will appeal last Friday's decision.
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