August 24th, 2012
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(CNN) – A South Korea court ruled that both Apple and Samsung violated each other’s patents, in a case that mimics legal battles between the electronics giants around the world.

The Seoul District Court ruled that Samsung must pay $33,350 for infringing two of the intellectual property rights for Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Apple was found to have infringed Samsung’s Wi-Fi technology, and must pay $22,000 in damages.

The court banned sales in South Korea of Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPad 2, Samsung’s Galaxy SII and Galaxy Nexus smartphones and Galaxy Tab and Galaxy 10.1 tablet computers.

Both Samsung and Apple may appeal the lower court decision.

The decision comes as a jury in California decides a similar patent case in the U.S., with much higher stakes for the companies.

Apple accuses Samsung of copying the design of the iPhone and iPad, and is suing Samsung for $2.5 billion. Samsung denies any wrongdoing and is counter suing Apple for $519 million, also for patent infringement.

Similar patent cases between Apple and Samsung are being heard in Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia.

-CNN's KJ Kwon contributed to this story

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  1. beancube

    US courts don't have that kind of quality. In this country, Jewish languages rule but Koreans rule 2012 !!!!

    August 24, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  2. rererenie

    Reblogged this on Rere BYG.

    August 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
  3. alshamari

    i think asian companies exploit american kindness ,,, as a person lives in america we should buy american goods because that will help alot to stop the recession ,,, and america deserve best stance in the future ,, most of companies reaped the highest rate of their prifits from the bocket of americans ,,,, i ts ok the opened rivalry but america is important too

    August 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  4. leo

    Im korean.apple is not bad,but samsung is good to

    August 30, 2012 at 10:56 am |
  5. icon pack

    The message is removed

    October 8, 2012 at 12:34 am |

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