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Judge orders Apple to eat humble pie

2012-07-19 13:10

London - Apple has been instructed by a British judge to run ads saying that Samsung did not copy its design for the iPad in the latest twist in the ongoing patent battles between the two tech giants, according to Bloomberg.

Judge Birss, who ruled last week that Samsung did not infringe Apple's designs because its Galaxy Tab tablets were not "as cool" as the US company's iPad, said Apple should publish a notice on its website and in British newspapers to correct any impression that the South Korean company copied Apple, Bloomberg said.

The notice, which is in effect an advertisement for Samsung, should remain on Apple's website for at least six months, the report said.

The judge, however, rejected Samsung's request that Apple be forbidden from continuing to claim that its design rights had been infringed, saying that Apple was entitled to hold the opinion, the news agency said.

"Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited," Samsung said in a statement after the hearing.

Apple declined to comment on Judge Birss's instruction.

Comments
  • Jacque Wagner - 2012-07-20 05:51

    Doesn't matter to me, I still love my Iphone 4S. Had a S3 tried it out and I'm back with Iphone. One thing I must admit is that I do prefer the Galaxy Tab 10.1 before the Ipad 2. Have not tried the Ipad 3 so can't but Apple FTW !!!!! Can't for the Iphone 5 to be released !!

  • paul.nefdt - 2012-07-24 22:59

    Serves you right Apple!!! I don't approve of people's idea's being copied but you guys charge way too much for your Tech. I'd buy Samsung simply because you Apple guys are too greedy!!!

  • shooshyu.tu - 2012-07-26 19:50

    Ah I see that all of the comments in favour of this judgement i.e. slating Apple have been deleted , mine as well posted on 19 July. No sweat I will repost it; iLike it, iLike it. now what is wrong with that comment?

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