It was the second consecutive loss for South Korean tech giant Samsung in its epic legal battles with American tech giant Apple across different continents. On Thursday, Apple won again when London Judge Christopher Floyd invalidated Samsung's patents.
The patents allow phone to send and receive information over third-generation mobile networks. Samsung claimed in 2012 in two other separate lawsuits that Apple infringed its three patents.
Apple insisted the patents were invalid. While the judge sided with the iPhone and iPad maker's argument, he required Samsung to license the technology under fair terms since it is important for mobile phone users to connect to modern networks.
In the lawsuit, Samsung asked for $399 million damages from Apple based on royalty rates of 2 to 2.75 per cent for every iPhone unit sold.
Samsung said it would review the judge's ruling and then decide if it would file an appeal.
"For decades, we have heavily invested in pioneering the development of technological innovations in the mobile industry. We will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights," Samsung said in a statement.
Apple CEO Tim Cook allegedly did not want to sue Samsung because of the California company's business dealings with the South Korean tech firm, however, it was deceased Apple founder Steve Jobs who wants the patent lawsuit.
Samsung won last week in a Tokyo court, but lost in the U.S., although the judge cut by almost half the original $1.05 billion awarded to Apple after he found the jury based its decision on a wrong legal theory.
In October 2012m Samsung won in UK on an Apple's claim that Samsung's tablets violated patent for Apple's iPad design.
The two tech giants are also battling it out in an Australian court if Apple could patent features of smartphones such as pinch-to-zoom and slide-to-unlock gestures,
With the UK court decision which excludes a ban on sale of either Apple or Samsung products in the country, that would pave the way for the availability of the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S4 for Brit techies, unless another lawsuit is filed by either tech giant.