Korean handset maker Samsung Electronics said on Friday that Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL)’s patent claims on multi-touch flags wasn’t valid.
The two companies are battling an infringement case in a court in the Netherlands where Apple is pursuing a ban on Samsung's Galaxy handsets.
According to Apple, Samsung has infringed on its patent relating to the recognition of finger activity on the touchscreen.
Earlier Apple lost a patent claim dispute with HTC Corp as a U.K. Judge held it as invalid since it was too obvious.
“The patent is just a marginal solution for a problem that doesn’t exist,” Samsung Bas Berghuis van Woortman said in court in The Hague.
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A new round of trails has started between Apple and Samsung over patent infringements with Apple seeking a ban on the Korean firm's Galaxy range of devices in the country.
Last year, Apple’s claims about several smartphone and tablet patents were dismissed in the Netherlands in preliminary proceedings.
The Cupertino company has been emboldened by a San Jose federal court where a jury awarded it more than a billion dollars in damages while Samsung was held guilty of violating several of Apple's patents and copying its designs.
It is now pursuing its other patent violations cases with renewed vigour. Apple and Samsung are struggling to gain supremacy of the smartphone devices market whose worth has been pegged at more than $200 billion, according to various estimates.