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Apple Appeals Tokyo Court’s Ruling for Samsung in Lawsuit

Apple Inc. appealed a Tokyo ruling that said Samsung Electronics Co. didn’t infringe on the iPhone maker’s patent as the world’s top two smartphone sellers continue their global legal dispute.

Apple appealed an Aug. 31 ruling by Tokyo District Court that said Samsung didn’t violate Apple’s invention of technology for synchronizing music and video data with servers, a court spokesman Yutaka Sakai said by phone today. Cupertino, California-based Apple was ordered by Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji at the time to pay costs of the lawsuit.