Judge Calls Samsung Suit “Ridiculous,” Suggests Mediation
July 23, 2012
Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s patent dispute over wireless transmission technology is “ridiculous” and might be best settled in mediation, the judge overseeing the case in Australia said. Samsung sued Apple claiming the maker of iPhones is infringing three patents covering data transmission over the 3G wireless spectrum. The suit was in response to Apple’s claim that Samsung stole its design ideas for computer tablets and phones.