A Seoul court ruled Friday that both companies infringed on the other's patents and must both pay damages, as well as stop selling some smartphones and tablets (the iPhone 4S, latest iPad and Galaxy S III excluded) in South Korea. The court said Apple violated two Samsung patents related to mobile-data transfer, while Samsung infringed on one Apple patent related to the touch screen.
The real winner and loser may be decided in the U.S., where a trial has been going on since June 30. The jury is currently in deliberation. Apple is seeking $2.5 billion to $2.75 billion in damages, while Samsung wants up to $421.8 million in royalties from its biggest competitor.
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— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile