Apple Appeals Loss Against Samsung in Japan

Ruled that Samsung's phones don't infringe on Apple's designs


More than a month after losing one of its patent cases against Samsung in Japan, Apple has filed for an appeal.

Bloomberg reports that Apple has filed the necessary paperwork in the hopes of reversing a Tokyo judge's decision that Samsung's smartphones and tablets do not infringe on Apple's patents.

That decision, issued August 31, came just days after Apple won big over Samsung in its first major U.S. case against the company. The aftermath of that, which has yet to truly shake out, puts Samsung on the hook for $1.05 billion in damages and threatens to ban a number of devices for sale in the U.S., though it's also likely destined for an appeal. Samsung has already requested a new trial.