U.K. Court orders Apple to pay Samsung's legal fees

U.K. Court orders Apple to pay Samsung's legal fees
On Friday, we told you how Judge Robin Jacobs in the U.K. had said that Apple showed a "lack of integrity" when it posted a "false and misleading" statement on its website. Apple was forced to post that the Samsung Galaxy Tab did not infringe on Apple's design patents as a U.K. court found. Instead of following the court's directions, Apple simply posted about court rulings it had won outside the U.K. along with some flippant comments made by a U.K. judge about the Apple iPad being cool compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which wasn't "cool enough" to be confused with Apple's tablet.

An exasperated Judge Jacobs was originally told by Apple that it would take two weeks to change the post on its website (could an innovative tech company like Apple really need two weeks to change a post on its site?). Considering that Apple failed to follow the court's directions when it came to publishing the original post, the judge has decided to order Apple to pay Samsung's U.K. legal costs related to this case on an indemnity basis as opposed to the standard basis. Simply, this means that instead of finding in Apple's favor on matters of questionable legal fees, the court will rule in favor of Samsung and require Apple to pay the bill in question.

Ordering that Apple pay Samsung's costs on an indemnity basis is a sign that the court disapproves of Apple's conduct in this case, especially as it was related to an order made by the court. Additionally, the court released its list of things it found false with Apple's first post (see below) and why it decided to force Apple to keep the new notice up until December 15th (check the sourcelink).

From reading excerpts from the court's ruling, it is obvious that the judge is upset and angry with Apple's behavior in this matter. Is this an isolated situation or is this another sign of the unraveling that seems to be taking place at Apple?

source: Groklaw, TheVerge via Gizmodo

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1. khurram87

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

iSad :( Hahahahahaha...on ur iFace Apple!

10. MeoCao unregistered

And the Court should order Apple to apologize again, a real apology this time that will not be hidden by some deceitful codes. People yet to see an apology from Apple.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They still won't do it. They'll pull off the same stunt they have the past two "apologies."

21. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Apple must really hate this saying right now.... "Karma is a real b!y@ch!!!"

37. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

Or, "how ya like them apples!"

40. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I like my apples in apple pies :)....and I just LLLOOOOVVVVEEEE Apple Pies!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

The U.K. Court should make Tim Cook run naked through a place like London's West End, only wearing a cow bell (or, in this case, a §h€€p bell) around his neck and a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet in his arms while exclaiming, "The British are coming, the British are coming!!!"

33. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered


32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This isn't really fair justice

42. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

So they lose and are unwilling to do as the court orders.. so if Samsung decides not to pay the 1b and keeps writing phony checks to Apple just to watch them try to cash it that makes it ok?? Only thing fair to you Mxy is for Apple to win every case.. and be the only company standing.

18. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Here's your black days begins again A 4 Apple WoW all of my statements are turning into truth :)

22. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

A 4 Apple B 4 Boring Apple so C 4 Cancel Apple

23. Foxytail

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

You are damn wrong!! C 4 = C4... so?? let's boom apple... like a boss B-)

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sad that such injustice goes on.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

38. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

LOL!!!!! Rolling on the floor!!!

41. dsmboost

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

There is something seriously wrong with you. Your dedication to Apple is borderline obsessive because of how upset you get over these things. It's just a damn company..do you really think it cares about you? You weren't this upset when Apple sued Samsung in the US about how samsung "copied" some generic looking icons that have been around for decades. Just grow up man..loyalty to one particular company is foolish. And that goes to android fanboys as well.

2. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Such sweet irony LOL.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I have no sympathy for them. They did this themselves by thinking they had balls in the first place.

4. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Very very nice iMorning's iNews :)

5. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Another iPwnage by Samsung!!!

6. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Just a few more of these episodes and it might be over.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This can relate to Survivor, but we all know Samsung will win lol. :)

7. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Damn this is how it should be.

8. No_Nonsense unregistered

So can we have more judges like him and Posner?

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

things are getting good aint it :)

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's nice and sunny in Samsungville and in Appleville they seem to be suffering from a hurricane with wind speeds of over 90mph.

11. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Revenge is best when served cold.

14. Rocksteady unregistered

First, I received the Jelly Bean update, and now this great news. Have a nice day everybody.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What device?

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