The Seoul Central District Court ruled Thursday that among three patents Samsung claimed Apple infringed on, two patents cannot be accepted as Samsung's unique, leading-edge technology and the other cannot be viewed as the same technology between Samsung and Apple, reported Xinhua.
The three technologies under the legal dispute included those related with multi-tasking service while writing text messages.
Samsung and Apple, the world's top two smartphone makers, have been embroiled in a legal battle called "patent war of the century", in more than 10 countries across the globe.
In November, a US jury issued a verdict that ordered Samsung to pay Apple $290 million in damages for copying key features of its iPhone and iPad devices.
The figure was lower than the $1.05 billion damages, imposed by the previous jury in August 2012, but higher than $52.7 million Samsung sought to pay. Apple requested $379.8 million in damages from Samsung.
In a separate lawsuit in August 2012, Samsung won Apple after another Seoul court ruled that the Cupertino-based iPhone maker infringed on Samsung's two standard patents for data transmission technology.
--IANS (Posted on 13-12-2013)