South Korea Court Rules Both Samsung, Apple Infringed Patents

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Kyodo) — A South Korean court on Friday ruled that both Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. infringed each other's patents and ordered a ban on sales in South Korea of some mobile devices by both companies, according to Yonhap News Agency.

The Seoul Central District Court ruled that Apple infringed two patent technologies of Samsung and ordered the U.S. company to pay damages of 40 million won (about $35,300), the report said.

The court also ruled that Samsung infringed one of Apple's patents and order the South Korean consumer electronics giant to pay 25 million won in damages.

Judge Bae Jun Hyun ordered Apple to stop selling four patent-infringing products including the iPhone 4, Yonhap said. The company's current model smartphone, the iPhone 4S, is not among the banned products.

The judge also ordered Samsung to stop sales of products including the Galaxy S2 smartphone.

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