Samsung’s recent application against Apple regarding a 3G patent was thrown out after the court ruled that Apple did not infringe upon the patent.
The judge, Andreas Voss, conceded that Samsung owned a standard-essential patent that covers a method of computing a certain mathematical result. However Voss noted that 3G/UMTS phones merely used the result and do not actually perform it.
Judge Voss previously also ruled on two other 3G/UMTS suits filed by Samsung.
Meanwhile Apple also had a patent suit thrown out. This application covers Apple’s patented slide-to-unlock technology, and describes the ability to unlock a device “by performing gestures on an unlock image.”
Apple’s claim was dismissed because the judge determined that there was enough difference between Apple’s method and the one used by Samsung smartphones to avoid any patent infringement.
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