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

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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1. Carlitos

Posts: 650; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

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


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

15. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

16. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lol imagine 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!!

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

31. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

41. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

36. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 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)

52. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

Childish comment. What is your age ?

64. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

66. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Translation: Fair = Apple wins no matter what.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

84. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And if it favored Apple....the laws would unbiased and fair, right? Ppl can see thru you from a mile away.

34. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

especially corrupt US judges see the truth!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

59. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

96. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

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


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

94. techytechtech

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

time for the master to taste slavery

2. khurram87

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

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

3. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012


7. redDwarf

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

continued..... Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

90. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


20. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

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48. SleepingOz unregistered

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

63. loli5

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 08, 2012



Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

95. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

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

4. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

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