Apple's iPhone 4S is displayed at a retail store in Tokyo. - 

After Samsung's big courtroom loss to Apple last week in Silicon Valley, maybe the small victories offer some consolation.

A three judge panel today in Tokyo handed a patent decision to Samsung. Unlike the U.S. case that covered seven patents, this one covered only one. Apple gets nothing, and the judges ordered it to pay all of Samsung's legal fees, as well.

Larry Magid is a technology analyst for CNET. He is with me now from a consumer electronics show in Berlin.

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