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The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung's products do not infringe upon an Apple patent for transferring media content between two devices, reports Reuters.
Further reports from Bloomberg note that Judge Tamotsu Shoji handed down the verdict, ruling Samsungâs Galaxy devices including the Galaxy Tab, are not in violation of Appleâs Patent No. 4,204,977 for synchronizing music and video data in devices to servers.
âItâs hard to believe the products belong to the range of technologies of the claimant,â Judge Shoji said, ordering Apple to pay the legal fees associated with the suit.
Apple first sued Samsung in Japan last year, asserting claims against the Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S II, seeking 100 million yen in damages. The Galaxy lineup is currently sold in Japan by the nation's largest wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo.