Samsung said it was disappointed by the court's decision
A Tokyo court has rejected Samsung Electronics' request to ban sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad in Japan.
Samsung filed a case against Apple in 2011 claiming that Apple had infringed one of its 3G technologies without paying a licence fee.
The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung did not make efforts to negotiate patent licensing agreements with Apple, and also rejected the South Korean firm's right to seek damages from the iPhone maker.
Reacting to the court's decision, Samsung said it was disappointed. "Following a thorough review of the ruling, we will take the measures necessary to protect our intellectual property rights," the company said.
Last year, a Japanese court ruled in favour of Samsung by ruling that the South Korean firm's Galaxy devices were not infringing on the several patents that Apple was suing it over.
In August 2012, Apple scored a massive victory over Samsung, when a US jury awarded it $1.05bn in damages in a patent suit, one of the biggest patent cases in decades.
Both the companies escalated their patent battle last year by claiming that each company infringed some of their intellectual property.
Since April 2011, both the companies filed about 30 lawsuits against each other in at least 12 courts, nine countries and four continents, most involving smartphone and tablet patents.