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UK judge rules Apple has to post to its website that Samsung didn't copy the iPad

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UK judge rules Apple has to post to its website that Samsung didn't copy the iPad
A couple weeks ago Apple lost a UK lawsuit against the Samsung Galaxy Tab, with the judge indicating that Samsung’s designs didn’t infringe on Apple's design patents. The ruling indicated that in part this was because Samsung's product design wasn’t “as cool” as Apple’s designs were. At the time it looked like Apple had pulled out a moral victory of sorts – after all, losing because of how much better your stuff looks can’t be all bad, right?

But it looks like the legal loss is getting a moral loss tossed in for good measure this week, as Bloomberg is reporting that the UK judge has ordered Apple to post a notice on its website and in UK newspapers that publicly acknowledge that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad. The notice apparently must stay up for the next six months.

Given how much mileage Apple has gotten out of the “all Samsung does is copy us” meme, this ruling has to really sting some of the executives in Cupertino. Still, when you decide to go thermonuclear on competitors you have to accept that sooner or later you may lose big as well. Not surprisingly, Apple wasn't available for comment on the story.

UK judge rules Apple has to post to its website that Samsung didn't copy the iPad

source: Bloomberg via Business Insider

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posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:21 63

1. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Baaahahahahaha! I'm sorry, but that is hilarious.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:31 51

10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am going to take a screen shot of the website when that happens & it's going to be the wallpaper on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

lol

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:36 20

16. Diego! (Posts: 642; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


LOL! hahahahahahaaa xD

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 13:10 17

35. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


that's true....waiting for that day....!!!!!!LOL
and that will be very sad day for all ifans.....

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 14:14 12

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


On behalf of everyone with an iPhone iRetract all claims made against Samsung and iApologize contritely.

(P.S. iWould reply directly on my iPhone 4S but, it doesn't let me reply to comments. Oddly, though, my crappy DROID dis-CHARGE DOES).

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 13:53 13

53. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


I luv this news suck it apple

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 14:19 8

63. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


+1 many times

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 16:45 4

89. xtroid2k (Posts: 521; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


This is crazy. Apple does create great products but it's because of company behavior that I just can't buy there products. Surface here I come.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 14:50 2

76. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Yes. This is a funny think. So if some found to be guilty for infringing / or copying others design or patent, then will he ask to post " Yes we made this product copying ...so and so". LOL.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 16:46 6

90. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


iKoh take note!! UK judge is pack with common sense, smarter and brighter as well.
Judgement day!! totally owned LOL

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 17:03 4

92. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Apple done got PIMP SLAPPED!
YYYEEEAAAHHH

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 19:10 2

101. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


plus 1 for your laugh and this is glorious news

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:22 16

2. dhruba (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


hahahah rofl

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:35 15

14. dhruba (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


rofl again seeing the two dislikes, hahahaha

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:22 5

3. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I can always come to PA for a good laugh... they should just drop it. nobody bought the galaxy Tab.. maybe a few geeks here and there.... even Samsung will not continue with the galaxy tab line.. lol.. good one PA

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:33 28

12. willard12 (Posts: 1721; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


And yet, Apple has filed lawsuits on at least 3 continents to have it banned.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:46 3

23. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


because they want to teach a lesson.. its called discipline

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 13:17 13

42. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


really? cuz it seems like apple is the one that keeps getting spanked

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 13:32 2

47. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


really how? no Apple products have been delayed or ban?.. or sent OTA update to removed anything?..

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 13:36 8

49. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


because noone is like apple to file lawsuits you dumbass
apple is the one that wants all the others want something too but with competition not like apple
apple has gotten so low that even hell is to high for it

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 17:28 1

93. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


so Apple is the only one that files lawsuits. .really. because Samsung is tried to have the iphone ..lol banned in the States but I guess because is Samsung... gets a free pass right?..

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 13:38 4

50. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Moral victories....moral victories...:

"STOP USING MY PATENT!!":

"Ok....lemme just issue this wee lil update.....3,2,1....there you go. Anything else?"

"HMMM...I will get back to you in a few months!!!!"

In the meantime....product thats ....supposed....to be infringing on patent continues to roll along with sales, users....

And trust me....this would be a HUGE moral victory for Samsung...and a big OOPS to Apple....

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 14:06 5

59. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


MobileMe got banned in Germany.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 17:02 3

91. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I guess you really are just that stupid, aren't you?

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 17:29 1

94. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


hmm why the name calling . did I do something to you?..

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 18:09 4

97. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Sorry, it's just that people like you irritate me.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 21:39 1

111. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well control yourself.. there are hundreds of people like me,..and you cant be losing control

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:24

123. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I've only happened to meet a few over the course of my life. You're one of them.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 19:18 1

105. R.O.Y.A.L.L.Y (banned) (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


more like born stupid... loosers and brainwashed hippy jungly cults zmbies.....

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 19:11 1

102. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


it's called being a hypocrite like you

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