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A South Korean court has ruled that Apple did not infringe on three of Samsung's mobile patents and the firm would not be getting a ban on sales of older iPhones and iPads in the country.

The Seoul court ruled that products like the iPhone 4S and 5 and the iPad 2 were not infringing on Sammy patents that cover message display methods and grouping features, Reuters reported.

The judge said there would be no ban on iDevices and threw out Samsung's bid to get around $95,000 in damages from Apple.

"We are glad the Korean court joined others around the world in standing up for real innovation and rejecting Samsung's ridiculous claims," Apple's South Korea spokesman Steve Park said.

The case is just the latest in the string of patent lawsuits the two tech giants have against each other across the world. Just last month, the ongoing lawsuit in California had its latest round of fighting, as a new jury ruled that Samsung would have to pay Apple $290m of the hundreds of millions in dispute following an earlier jury's decision that the Korean chaebol was infringing on fruity IP. That won't stop the case there though, since both firms still have appeals to exhaust before the suit can wind its way to a close.

Similarly, Samsung will be able to appeal the case in South Korea, although it hasn't yet decided if it will or not. The company said it wanted to review the ruling before coming to any decision.

"We are disappointed by the court's decision. As Apple has continued to infringe our patented mobile technologies, we will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights," the firm said in an emailed statement. ®

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