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Published : 2013-03-07 21:35
Updated : 2013-03-07 21:35

A British court Thursday rejected a claim by Samsung Electronics that Apple stole its technology, in the latest round of a global legal battle over patents between the smartphone giants.

The district court in London ruled that Samsung has no rights over technology that transfers data over the third-generation mobile network, which has been adopted by some of Apple's smartphones, according to Samsung officials.

Similar lawsuits were heard in Japan, the United States and South Korea, with the Japanese court invalidating Samsung's claim last month, the U.S. court siding with Apple last year, and a Seoul court giving the upper hand to Samsung. (Yonhap News)