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Apple Loses Patent Suit Against Samsung, Allows Consumers to Purchase Cheaper Phones With Similar Qualities

“Apple Inc. (AAPL) lost a court ruling against Samsung Electronics Co. in Germany regarding claims the South Korean company’s Galaxy devices infringed patents on the iPhone maker’s touch-screen technology.

The Mannheim Regional Court ruled that Samsung didn’t violate Apple’s patents on features related to touch-screen technology, Jason Kim, a Seoul-based spokesman for the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in an e-mailed statement today. Joachim Bock, a court spokesman, confirmed the ruling”

For those who have mobile services that are not compatible with iPhones, you still have a Samsung version that is a close match.
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