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Apple, Samsung Must Stop Some Korea Sales in Patent Fight

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. must stop selling some smartphones and tablet computers in South Korea and pay damages after a Seoul court ruled they infringed on each other’s patents.

Apple, maker of the iPhone, violated two Samsung patents related to mobile-data transfer technologies, the Seoul Central District Court said today. Samsung, the world’s largest mobile-phone maker, infringed one Apple patent related to a “bounce-back” touchscreen feature, though the Suwon, South Korea-based company didn’t copy the design of the iPhone, the court said.