Apple, Samsung patent suits rejected by German court

Mobile & tablets

by CBR Staff Writer| 05 March 2012

The court is to rule its verdict on March 16 on another slide-to-unlock suit filed by Apple against Samsung

A German court has rejected cases from Apple and Samsung Electronics, against each other, involving patent infringements.

One patent infringement suit brought by Apple against Samsung is regarding the slide-to-unlock technology, besides another by Samsung against Apple for its 3G wireless patents.

The court found that Apple's unlocking function involves an on-screen start and end point and works when a finger sweeps in a roughly straight line, while Samsung's slide-to-unlock feature differs as it allows gestures of any path between start and target, reported The Wall Street Journal.

The court is yet to rule its verdict on March 16 on another slide-to-unlock suit Apple has filed against Samsung.

Apple, meanwhile, won a Munich court ruling against Motorola Mobility.

The court ruled that said it could no longer ask Apple to stop sales of iPhone and iPad models from its German online stores for now.

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