When it comes to the legal battle against Apple, it seems as though Samsung just can’t catch a break, even in their home of South Korea where the courts have recently ruled against their request for an iOS embargo. According to the lawsuit, Samsung had sued Apple for alleged patent infringement and was seeking an embargo against a variety of iPhone and iPad models in South Korea, and also asked for damages in the amount for $95,100. Unfortunately for Samsung, both the embargo and fine were denied as the judge ruled that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and the iPad did not violate any of Samsung’s utility patents regarding short message and message display features.
The judge also stated that Apple could have just as easily developed the technology on their own, and would not have had to copy Samsung’s patent. Unsurprisingly Samsung is none too happy about the ruling, with a statement saying, “As Apple has continued to infringe our patented mobile technologies, we will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights.” Apple on the other hand was more than happy about the results, with spokesperson Steve Park stating, “We are glad the Korean court joined others around the world in standing up for real innovation and rejecting Samsung’s ridiculous claims.”