"We continue to believe that Apple has infringed our patented mobile communication technologies, and we will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights," a Samsung spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. Samsung has invested heavily in research and development to create technologies that allow high-performing mobile devices to function properly across numerous networks and brands, she added.
Apple declined to comment.
Both Samsung and Apple patents are being validated by the Federal Patent Court. Last May for instance, Samsung was allowed to challenge the validity of an Apple photo scrolling patent at the Federal Patent Court before the Mannheim court would rule. And a few weeks later, the same court decided to postpone a verdict concerning an Apple touch-related patent asserted in a case against Samsung, until its validity was tested.
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