writes "A court in Tokyo has ruled that Samsung Electronics did not infringe on a patent relating to transferring media content between devices. Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji dismissed the case filed by Apple in August, finding that Samsung was not in violation of Apple patents related to synchronizing music and video data between devices and servers."
This particular battle is just one front in a patent war that spans ten countries and dozens of cases
. Samsung also confirmed it was ready and willing to sue Apple if an LTE iPhone ever hits the market
. Meanwhile, Apple was granted a number of new patents on Tuesday, including one for changing settings on a wireless device
depending on its location (#8,254,902
). For example, sound and light from the device could be disabled when entering a movie theater, or communications with other devices could be disabled in a science laboratory.