1. TECH WARS

    Samsung Wins Apple Patent Suit

    A model displays a Samsung Galaxy S III, the latest smartphone in the company's Galaxy lineups, during its launching for media in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Samsung said the phone, that has emerged as the biggest competitor to the iPhone, will go on sale in 145 countries with 296 phone companies, making it the company's biggest launch so far. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Dita Alangkara / AP Photo

    A judge ruled Samsung the victor in Apple’s patent infringement lawsuit by virtue of the fact that Samsung’s products are simply “not as cool” as Apple’s. Apple had filed suit claiming Samsung had “slavishly” copied its iPhone and iPad designs, but a judge found that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” and thus the “overall impression produced is different.” The two companies have been going head to head over patents in court in roughly 10 countries. But on the heels of its latest victory, Samsung is apparently feeling quite confident, warning that “innovation in the industry could be harmed” if Apple continues to “make excessive legal complaints” abroad.

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