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German court deals Apple a setback in patent battle

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:36PM EST

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It appears that there is a limit to the amount of damage Apple (AAPL) can inflict on Android OEMs after all. The Associated Press reports that the Mannheim state court in Germany ruled on Friday that neither Samsung (005930) nor Motorola violated patents used for technology in Apple’s touchscreen devices. The AP says that the German court ruling follows similar judgements against Apple in both the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Apple can appeal the ruling within 30 days if it wants to.


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.