Samsung Loses Second Battle against Apple in German 3G patent lawsuit

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Same Judge Again favor’s href=”http://www.apple.com/” rel=”homepage” target=”_blank” title=”Apple”>Apple’s in 3G patent claim from href=”http://www.samsung.com/” rel=”homepage” target=”_blank” title=”Samsung”>Samsung, and the second of Samsung’s five claims has been denied this morning.

For Samsung, this outcome must be disappointing. But the Korean electronics giant is known for its fighting spirit and unlikely to back down. It remains to be seen whether Samsung will appeal any of these rulings to the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court. Presumably, Samsung will have to analyze the reasoning behind this decision in order to decide on a possible appeal.

To be honest it’s hard to understand the thought processes behind these rulings but we can’t say we’re patent experts at all. For what it’s worth, href=”http://www.forbes.com/” rel=”homepage” target=”_blank” title=”Forbes”>Forbes believes that EP 1,005,726 is the specific patent being ruled on today, but that is not confirmed. Read below for that patent’s description:

“The patent covers turbo encoding and decoding device as well as method for process frame data according to quality-of-service. ”
A turbo channel encoding/decoding device for a CDMA communication system. The device segments an input frame into multiple sub frames of an appropriate length when the input data frame is very long, and then encodes and decodes the sub frames. Otherwise, when the input data frames are very short, the device combines input frames into one super frame of an appropriate length and then encodes and decodes the super frame. After frame encoding/decoding, the frames are recombined into the original input frames.

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