The lawsuit was part of the tech giants' global
courtroom battle dating back to 2011, when Apple first sued
Samsung for copying the look and feel of its iconic iPhone and
A judge at the Seoul Central District Court said Apple products
such as the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad2 did not violate
Samsung patents on short message display methods and messaging
The court ruled against a sale ban on the products and threw out
Samsung's claim for 100 million won ($95,100) in damages.
In a separate ruling in August last year, the same court ordered
Apple to pay Samsung 40 million won in damages for infringing
two of the South Korean firm's wireless technology patents.
In the same ruling, Samsung was fined 25 million won for
violating a patent relating to the so-called bouncing-back
function used when scrolling electronic documents.
Apple and Samsung have gone to trial twice in the past two years
in a San Jose, California federal court, where juries have
awarded Apple roughly $930 million in damages.
(Reporting by Miyoung Kim; editing
by Stephen Coates)
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