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Throw Out Case

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd asked a US appeals court on Thursday to toss out an order that it pay Apple Inc $930m for infringing on iPhone patents to make its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. The hearing at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was the latest fight between the two smartphone makers, which have been litigating around the world for three years, each accusing the other of infringing patents in making smartphones and other mobile devices, AFP reported. They have essentially fought to a draw in about a dozen countries, but in August announced that they had agreed to withdraw all patent lawsuits against each other except in the United States.