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A German court has dismissed Apple's claim that Samsung and Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility infringed patents used in touch-screen devices, reports the "Associated Press" (http://macte.ch/EP6IF).
The Mannheim state court's ruling Friday follows similar decisions in Britain and the Netherlands. The ruling can be appealed within 30 days.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.