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US Judge Declares Apple The Winner In Another Samsung Patent Battle

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by Radu Tyrsina, 27 Apr 2012News

In the never-ending legal war between Samsung and Apple, the iPhone maker has just won another round. A couple of days ago, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in San Jose, ruled that Samsung had failed to comply with court orders.

The South Korean electronics manufacturer has failed to produce documents regarding Apple's products, even after it was asked to do so, by two specific court orders.

In the same court order, Apple has won some compensation, but the documents relating to this are not specific on the matter. Adam Yates, a Samsung spokesperson, has declared that his company "will respond in accordance with the court's order and produce the requested documentation within the timeframe provided."

In this lawsuit, Apple was the one claiming that Samsung infringed its patents with the 4G smartphone and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. At the end of last year, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of San Jose decided not to ban Samsung, from selling its products in the US.

This order was considered the basis for a similar court ruling in Australia. Here, the court lifted the injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

In the past year, Samsung and Apple have filed against each other in over 30 lawsuits, spread over four different continents.

Source: BusinessWeek

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