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German Patent Court Rejects Samsung's 3G Patent, Ruling in Favor of Apple

Intellectual property rights slowing down technological progress?

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A patent that Samsung considers essential to the 3G standard was invalidated by the German Federal Patent Court that ruled in favor of Apple.

Apple challenged the validity of the patent in suit that describes a technology that relates to a device and method for encoding and decoding channel data in a mobile communication system. The patent was declared invalid in its entirety on Wednesday, the court said in a news release on Thursday.