On June 25, 2013, the IP High Court of Japan handed down a decision in a case in which Apple sued Samsung Japan for alleged infringement of a patent. Yoshitaka Sonoda explores the implications.
The plaintiff Apple holds a patent (Japanese patent no. 4204977) entitled ‘Intelligent Synchronization Operation for Media Player,’ claiming the following.
A method for synchronising media contents of a media player with a host computer, said method comprising:
• Detecting connection of the media player to the host computer;
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