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Apple loses its UK appeal motion, forced to run ads that Samsung did not copy its iPad design

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Apple loses its UK appeal motion, forced to run ads that Samsung did not copy its iPad design
Apple lost its appeal in front of the UK Judge Briss, and will now have to run ads in British newspapers, and leave a message on its UK website that Samsung didn't infringe on its design patents.

Sounds a bit humiliating, but the law is the law, and if the US had something similar, maybe frivolous suits would diminish rather than thrive and line up lawyer's pockets.

That is the same judge who jokingly acknowledged that Samsung's tablets aren't considered as "cool" as the iPad, so Apple can't claim they copy its design directly. The joke turned on Apple at the appeal now, though, as Cupertino will have to run ads in various newspapers and magazines with national reach that Samsung wasn't found infringing on its patents, and also leave a similar message on its website for six months.

source: BBCNews

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posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:35 50

1. Carlitos (Posts: 351; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Let's go! Every other judge in the world sees the truth!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:55 33

8. MeoCao (unregistered)


Mr. Tim Cook has ordered a special mask that he will wear at a special "Apple apologize to SS" ceremony in London to save face.

LOL

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:04 19

44. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I think the puniShment should fit the iCriMe, Apple employees should be sent to Samsung facilities worldwide to clean the bathrooms!!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:06 23

15. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1104; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


It was only a matter of time before Apple got served a dose of its own medicine!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:07 12

16. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


lol imagine apple.com viewed from iDevice, showing this message... instead of usual applegasm ...that will send a chill through fans' spine xD
Samsung tab users, stick Trollface stickers on the back of your tab and flaunt 'em in public!!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:47 1

23. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I see the laws in UK are fairly biased and unfair.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:27 30

31. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate i think you type your comment wrong, maybe your iphones having problems let me fix it for you

''I see the laws in UK are fairly unbiased and fair.''

thats about right

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:59 9

41. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Know what dude?
Cupertino should also post the ad for 6 months on Mxyzptlk's 4-5 inch real estate situated on his forehead as it belongs to Apple.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:43 7

36. the_best (Posts: 137; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


i dont know about the courts in the uk, but the rest uf us acually get warned from going to court in the US because foreigners never get fair rulings there.
(this in not a joke, its acually true.. europeans get warned when consulting their embassys about suing amaricans in the US)

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:56

52. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


Childish comment.

What is your age ?

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 14:00 1

64. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I think it's probably a bit of an odd punishment, but Apple certainly deserves it. So far, Apple hasn't even received a slap on the wrist for their frivolous lawsuits. They've either won the money they asked for or haven't. Now, they will pay for their actions.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 14:28 2

66. tedkord (Posts: 5278; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Translation: Fair = Apple wins no matter what.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 15:41

76. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Your Avatar really suits the real person you are in reality and in life.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 18:54

84. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And if it favored Apple....the laws would unbiased and fair, right?

Ppl can see thru you from a mile away.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:33 7

34. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


especially corrupt US judges see the truth!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:00 9

43. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


.... you mean iCorrupt U.S. Judges like judge Lucy Ho.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 10:22 7

59. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5955; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It is good that Steve Jobs is not around to see this. He would rather have drank a serving of poison than have to submit to running apology ads.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:42 1

96. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


If he was still alive, he would be dead after getting this news.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 15:13

72. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Looks like the US justice, is no justice like UK!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 22:10

94. techytechtech (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


time for the master to taste slavery

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:36 12

2. khurram87 (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


Lolz @Apple....every dog has its day!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:39 29

3. wando77 (Posts: 328; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:54 26

7. redDwarf (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


continued..... Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 20:42

90. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


HEHEHEHEHE HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
HHEHEHAHAHAH ( CONTINUE with Jokers Laugh)

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:16 27

20. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


(cough cough throat clearing continued)....hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahvahah​vahahvahvahvahahahahhahahahahahahsahahvahahahahahy​ahahahahanyahahahahaha....nyahahahahahahahahahahah​ahahaaaaa....(fart)

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:32 5

48. SleepingOz (unregistered)


That's totally my reaction when I read the title!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 13:24 1

63. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I want to laugh at apple too! AHAHAHAHHAHAAAAHAHHAAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH​AHHAHA
B*TCHES GOT SAMSUNGED!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 15:27

74. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And me 2. Take that. You bad fruit. Masters in disguise.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 03:54

95. voxmarc (Posts: 319; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


i ran into this article again..(second day continued)...hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah​ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah​ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaa......(fart)

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:40 16

4. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Apple out smarted by Brit Judge.. Judge Koh should take lesson from this :)

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:49 1

24. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Apple shouldnt have to follow their unprofessional judgment. I wouldn't poke fun at a company that has more cash reserves than many countries combined.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:08 15

27. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you act like apple is your god, get a damn grip

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:24 12

29. remixfa (Posts: 14175; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, you just poke at the idiots that keep paying their 60% mark up on devices to get very minor upgrades nearly every year. They are super rich because the world is filled with idiots.

oh... look.. here's one now.. hey Mxyz

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 10:46

60. johnbftl (Posts: 224; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


No dude, take the carrier subsidization out of that and they actually pay 314% mark-up. It costs approximately $207 US to manufacture the iPhone and they retail it for $649.99 unsubsidized. Remember a lot of these idiots that stand in line for days on end don't have upgrades available and just buy it at retail. AT&T and a lot of other U.S. carriers stopped doing early iPhone upgrade thing.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:27 1

30. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


What does cash reserves have to do with them losing a case or appeal? And this vs losing money......it might be a bit embarrassing but it doesnt hurt your pockets as much.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:17 1

46. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1897; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Where do you think our "professional judgement" came from? Yeah the UK. Their judges probably have 10 times the integrity ours do. Ever heard of looting after a decision is handed down in Britain?

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:51 2

50. CDGMobile (Posts: 29; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


If you feel that Apple should follow "their unprofessional judgement" then why don't speak up and say bad, when Apple is out trying to sue people for copyright infringement. Should other companies not say anything and just disregard the judgement(s) that Apple gets? Yeah silence that's what i thought

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 20:42

91. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


i wouldn't poke fun at anyone plus you don't work at apple. HEHEHEHAHAHAHAHAHHA

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:41 6

5. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Auch!!!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:50 12

6. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


hahahahahaha Karma coming back to bite Apple in the ass

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:08 4

26. tiara6918 (Posts: 1542; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


LOL! KARMA IS A B****! TAKE THAT APPLE!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:43

37. -box- (Posts: 3879; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


So they should change their logo to having a bite on the left, right?

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:59 12

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1385; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


My faith in humanity has been restored

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:01 6

11. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


lmao!!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:02 7

12. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Epic B**ch Slap!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:09 14

17. remixfa (Posts: 14175; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


fuuuuuuuuuuuuuny

Now the beauty of it.

Samsung takes pictures of all the advertisements and screenshots of the website to every trial in the world they are doing battle with Apple. "Look Judge, Apple admits we didnt copy them.. why are they suing us!?"

Lawsuit over.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:16 8

19. Galen20K (Posts: 517; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


BWAHahahahahahaaaaaaaa *cries from laughter** laughter continues.... Ahahahahahaaaaaaa

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:23 3

21. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


This is so funny. Apple u mad bro?

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:31 4

22. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha :'D

I can see many Apple fans and trolls losing it over this, look, some of them have been reduced to having to insult people who arent Apple zealots like them, its a damn shame!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:08 3

25. Aeires (unregistered)


Submitted for evidence in the retrial of the Judge Koh presided case in California: UK newspapers clearly stating Samsung did NOT copy Apple.

Samsung defense rests.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:16

28. lyndon420 (Posts: 1786; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Apple won't comply.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:29 5

32. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


UK showed us which is the smarter country.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 12:18 1

62. Bernoulli (Posts: 1607; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


UK showed us they're genius lol

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:50 2

38. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Know what dude?
Cupertino should also post the ad for 6 months on Mxyzptlk's 4-5 inch real estate situated on his forehead as it belongs to Apple.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 15:36

75. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


My GOD this guy still supports and praises the Apple, knowing they steal everything and patent which does not belong to them.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:50 2

39. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Know what dude?
Cupertino should also post the ad for 6 months on Mxyzptlk's 4-5 inch real estate situated on his forehead as it belongs to Apple.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:56 2

40. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Know what dude?
Cupertino should also post the ad for 6 months on Mxyzptlk's 4-5 inch real estate situated on his forehead as it belongs to Apple.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 14:32

68. tedkord (Posts: 5278; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That would cover up the Apple logo tattooed there.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:59

42. kanagadeepan (Posts: 725; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Take that half eaten r0tten fruit co... This is just the beginning...

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:08 1

45. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


No surprise here the UK judges when it comes to patents etc actually care more about the consumers and have common sense.

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