Comic makes fun of Apple-Samsung's U.K. patent battles, judge's ruling on too cool iPad

Comic makes fun of Apple-Samsung's U.K. patent battles, judge's ruling on too cool iPad
Recently, a judge in the U.K. ruled that Samsung did not copy Apple's patent design when it manufactured the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. The judge indicated that part of his decision was decided by Samsung's product design which was not "as cool" as Apple's design for its tablet. The judge did rule that Apple had to put up a notice on its website and in U.K. papers acknowledging that Samsung did not copy the Apple iPad. The listing must stay up for the next 6 months.

Apple, feeling that such an ad would be humiliating (even if the judge did rule that the iPad was cooler than Samsung's tablet), has filed for an appeal although the same judge will be presiding over it. That probably doesn't give Apple too much faith that it's appeal will succeed. With all of the man-hours being used up by Apple and Samsung's top brass taking depositions, talking to lawyers and just simply worrying about the court battles, how do they have time to develop new products?

While the court battles are a serious matter for both companies, there still is some room for humor in the proceedings as you can see from this comic strip.

source: AllThingsD

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23 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

humble pie

8. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

More like humble pie for Samsung; image having your competitor advertise that your products were not "cool enough" in your feeble attempt to copy their award-winning product. In the US, we have a concept called the scarlet letter -- personally, I think this is a great means for Apple to explain to would be buyers that Samsung products are not cool enough.

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2059; Member since: May 26, 2011

More like you didn't understand the meaning of "not cool enough" If apple wants to appeal UK's judge's decision, they have to prove that Galaxy Tab 10.1 is as cool as ipad. HAHAHA

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

very true. For them to appeal the decision at all is for them to say "clearly judge, you are mistaken, the samsung product is clearly cool enough to be a copy of us". The best part is, since they are having to advertise it on their page, it might be able to be used by samsung in their other court filings. "Hey, Judge Koh, why dont u look at apple's page... they are suing us for copying, while saying we werent cool enough to copy them.. on their home page!"

13. tedkord

Posts: 17421; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except, as I recall, Samsung has to approve the content of the apology. Sweet.

21. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

tedkord, you are making that up and are SO FULL of MANURE. Under UK law, in cases where a person's reputation has been (perceived as being) harmed, it is common practice to post advertisements to help undo the "harm" as part of the judgement. The UK judge adjudicated that Samsung is a poor imitator of the iPad and therefore, he wants Apple to advertise in the press and on Apple's UK website to protect UK consumers from buying an inferior copy of the iPad. Clearly, the judge wants UK consumers to buy a "cool" product such as the iPad.

17. piggypigs

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

more like a trap laid by the judge :P cause unless the ruling is overturned. if they want to be "cool", then they must admit that Samsung did not copy them. If they think that samsung copied them, then they might have to admit that ... just a little ... samsung's tab was a bit cool. Personally .. the so called "cool" factor .. which to many people actually just equate to the apple brand, is overrated, especially done in the excessively minimalism style that apple favours.

18. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

its pretty funny when people get the iphone just for the cool factor. its like because they have it theyre all of a sudden the cool kid on the block. lol

22. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It's very easy. An ape of Apple's iPad is the Samsung Tab.

23. thinking

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

did you notice that APPLE spells 'ape' in its name? The other two letters are PL - patent lawsuits.

19. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

HAHAHAHA moron

2. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

That was awesome lol

3. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Whats that I smell? aww its a ROTTEN Apple!

4. MeoCao unregistered

This message from Apple is forced by the court of law: "SS design does not copy us ... very well! Er... But their market share does"

5. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Apple's apology is awesome...lol

6. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

i love apple, never short of anything,lolzzzz

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

now this is funny. lmao

9. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

lol out all the apple fans thinking that was funny or clever.. iNeither, iSorry

10. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

ahahaha I love it when you put the 'i' in front of random words. Clever indeed. [/s]

14. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

The world of googleism vs appleism just sick of it the solution is windowsam!

15. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

har har har.

16. cptbeatstix

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

I don't car if you're an iSheep or a Fandroid, that comic is friggin hiliarious.

20. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Samsung's ad: "Officially ruling by UK court: Samsung is HOTTER than Apple. Obviously."

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