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Samsung loses second patent suit against Apple in Germany

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German court rules against Samsung in a second patent dispute with Apple related to the 3G/UMTS wireless standard.

Gallery Photo: Samsung Series 9 monitor photos
Gallery Photo: Samsung Series 9 monitor photos

Germany's Mannheim Regional Court issued a ruling on Samsung's second patent infringement claim against Apple today, rejecting it in a similar manner to the first ruling last week. Judge Andreas Voss offered no reasons for his decision, involving a patent related to the 3G/UMTS wireless telecommunications standard. Samsung still has three other lawsuits in Germany against Apple involving five more patents.

FOSS Patents points out that today's ruling will be a disappointing setback for the Korean electronics firm. The latest case looked like a possible win for Samsung, following its defeat last week, but the decision clearly didn't go in its favor. Samsung has not yet indicated whether it plans to appeal both cases.