A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that Samsung does not infringe an Apple patent by using certain multi-touch techniques on some of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablet computers.
Apple argued in September in the Hague court that Samsung infringed its patent on multi-touch function, which lets users use two fingers at one time on a touch screen.
The latest ruling is similar to those in Britain and Germany. Apple lost a preliminary injunction on this patent in the Dutch courts last year and also lost its battle in the courts in Britain against HTC, and in Germany against Samsung and Motorola Mobility.
The U.S. International Trade Commission is expected to rule on Friday over claims that Samsung infringed on Apple patents.