TECH WARS

Tokyo Court Sides with Samsung

The tech world just got even more complicated. A Tokyo court found on Friday that Samsung's phones and tablet don't infringe on Apple's patents. Court battles between the South Korean and American companies have spread over four continents, resulting in a wide array of rulings, bans, and payments. Every possibility seems to have been covered: though this latest ruling directly contradicts a U.S. ruling last week that awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages, both rulings are more decisive than one in South Korea last week, which stated that both companies had infringed on each other's patents.