Apple and Samsung faced off in a South Korean court and both companies came out on the losing side, says a report in the Wall Street Journal. In a split decision, the Seoul District Court ruled that Samsung and Apple both violate each other’s patents. Both sides must pay limited damages and face an injunction on some of their products.
Samsung must pay Apple 25 million won (US$22,000) for violating patents that cover the bounce-back feature found on Apple’s iOS devices. This allows the screen to bounce back when a user has dragged an item like an image past its boundaries. The court also ruled that Apple violated Samsung’s patents covering wireless networking technology and was fined 40 million won ($35,000).
The court put a ban in place that halts the sales of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy 10.1 tablet. This ban is not expected to have a material impact on Apple as South Korea is not a big market for the Cupertino company. Both Apple and Samsung can appeal the District Court’s decision.