Samsung has lost in another German court ruling on its ongoing patent and copyright infringement war against Apple.
According to Reuters, the South Korean firm has yet to decide whether an appeal for the mobile technology patent involved in the ruling is to its best interest.
The German court has not decided on two other patent infringement cases that Samsung filed against Apple.
“This ruling related to only one of 13 patents that are currently in suit between those parties in Germany, and of dozens of patents on a worldwide basis,” said independent patent expert Florian Mueller.
“It’s not the first rejection of a complaint involving these two players, and barring a major surprise, it won’t be the last,” Mueller added.
The court ruling case follows Apple’s decision to sue Samsung last year for claims of “slavishly” copying the designs of the iPhone and iPad.
Samsung is retaliating with a countersuit against Apple, as legal battles between both companies now on a global scale.
The company, however, emphasized that the ruling on Friday only involves one of several patent infringement cases it filed in the Mannheim court.
“We are disappointed that the court did not share our views regarding the infringement by Apple of this specific patent in Germany,” said in a statement to Reuters.