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Court rules Apple infringes on Samsung's patents

Updated: 2012-08-24 11:23
( Xinhua)

SEOUL - A Seoul court ruled on Friday that Apple infringed on Samsung Electronics' two wireless technology patents.

After ruling Apple's infringement on Samsung's patents, the Seoul Central District Court issued a sales ban on Apple's related smartphones and tablet computers.

The court ordered the iPhone maker to pay a total of 40 million won ($35,298), or a 20 million won per patent infringement, in restitution to Samsung.

The so-called "patent war of the century" between the world's top two smartphone makers began in April 2011 when the Cupertino-based company sued Samsung in the US, claiming that the South Korean company's Galaxy devices copied the iPhone and iPad. Samsung countersued Apple in Seoul, alleging that Apple violated its patents for key wireless technology.