Samsung Electronics has suffered another setback in its global patent battle with Apple as a Japanese court ruled in favor of the California-based giant.
The Tokyo District Court rejected the Korean company's request for an injunction to ban iPhone sales in Japan, saying there was no patent infringement by Apple's Japanese unit, according to the Asahi Shimbun on Sunday.
The court dismissed two of Samsung's three claims of patent infringement.
The patents in question involve the "airplane mode" function, which suspends communications without turning off the power during flight, and the technology for downloading an app to add new functions. Samsung has only sued Apple over these patents in Japan.
Back in August, the Tokyo District Court also rejected Apple's request for an injunction against Samsung.
The same day, Samsung and Apple also faced off in Germany. According to blog Foss Patents, Samsung is filing complaints against the iPhone 5 in a German court. Early this month, it also sued Apple over the iPhone 5 in the U.S.