Samsung loses patent case against Apple in the UK


Court rules Apple did not infringe three of Samsung’s patents in latest court battle between the two rivals

Samsung has lost a patent case in the UK after a court ruled technology used in Apple’s phones to send and receive data over 3G network did not infringe three of its patents.

It’s the latest loss to be suffered by Samsung after it last week failed to secure a ban on Apple’s iPhone devices in Japan.

Samsung said in a statement it was disappointed by the court’s decision and is considering whether to file an appeal.

“For decades, we have heavily invested in pioneering the development of technological innovations in the mobile industry, which have been constantly reflected in our products. We will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights,” it added.

Apple is yet to comment.

Last October, Apple lost an appeal at the High Court in London against a ruling that Samsung had not infringed its design rights on its Galaxy Tab computers.

Legal battles between the two companies stretch back over two years when Apple first sued its rival in the US for alleged intellectual property infringements in 2011. Other court cases have taken place in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and South Korea.