A Japanese court on Friday rejected Apple's claim that Samsung stole its technology, dealing a blow to the iPhone maker which last week won more than $1 billion in damages in the US from its bitter rival.
A sales clerk at a mobile phone shop in Seoul compares an Apple iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung Galaxy S3.
The Japanese court found that the South Korean company did not infringe Apple's iPhone and iPad patents for some of its own Galaxy smartphones and tablet computer. The three-judge panel also awarded legal costs to Samsung.
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