German court rejects 1.6 billion euro lawsuit filed against Apple

MANNHEIM, Germany Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:58pm IST

A woman looks at the screen of her mobile phone in front of an Apple logo outside its store in downtown Shanghai September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song/Files

A woman looks at the screen of her mobile phone in front of an Apple logo outside its store in downtown Shanghai September 10, 2013.

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MANNHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - A German court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against Apple (AAPL.O) by German patent manager IPCom claiming 1.57 billion euros in damages.

The claim concerned a mobile telephone patent that enables mobile phones to make emergency calls even when networks are overloaded.

(Reporting Peter Maushagen; Writing by Thomas Atkins; Editing by Maria Sheahan)

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