|By Maureen O'Gara||
|September 4, 2012 07:15 AM EDT||
In their first tussle in Japan, a Tokyo Court Friday found that Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets don’t infringe a synchronizing patent held by Apple that lets media players share music and videos with PCs. It dismissed Apple’s suit.
It’s unclear if Apple will appeal. It’s got 30 days.
Samsung issued a statement saying, “We welcome the court’s decision, which confirmed our long-held position that our products do not infringe on Apple’s intellectual property.”
There are other cases on other technology coming up in Japan, where it’s harder to prosecute IP suits than the United States.
Apple has been ordered to pay Samsung’s court costs.