A regional court in Mannheim Germany on Friday dismissed
two cases brought by Apple and Samsung against each
The decision by the court covered a claim by Apple that
Samsung infringed on its slide-to-lock technology as well
as one of three patents Samsung claimed Apple violated.
The court also dismissed its patent case against Apple,
which concerned 3G/UMTS-essential patents, and Samsung
plans appeal with the Higher Regional Court in Karlsruhe.
The court in Mannheim already ruled against Samsung
regarding the two other patents in January, and there are
cases regarding four additional patents held by Samsung
and several by Apple pending there.
The court will make a decision on March 16 on another
slide-to-unlock suit Apple has brought against Samsung.
Apple first sued Samsung in April, claiming that the
Korean company copied Apple's iPhone and iPad models.