“One week after dismissing Samsung’s first German patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, the Mannheim Regional Court also rejected Samsung’s second complaint,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.
“At the mid-November hearings. it looked like Samsung was reasonably likely to prevail on at least one of the two patents. The case that was adjudicated today looked more promising to Samsung than the one dismissed last week,” Mueller reports. “For Samsung, this outcome must be disappointing. But the Korean electronics giant is known for its fighting spirit and unlikely to back down.”
Mueller continues, “Apple’s and Samsung’s claims against each other continue to have a very high drop-out rate in different jurisdictions. Since both companies are doing very well (with Apple being not just highly but even unbelievably profitable), they can afford to keep going, and at this point neither litigant has the leverage to force its rival into a settlement.”