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

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.


source: Bloomberg via Business Insider

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124 Comments

1. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

16. Diego!

Posts: 874; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

LOL! hahahahahahaaa xD

35. Adithya7184 unregistered

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

61. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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).

53. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

I luv this news suck it apple

63. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

+1 many times

89. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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.

76. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

90. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

92. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Apple done got PIMP SLAPPED! YYYEEEAAAHHH

101. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

plus 1 for your laugh and this is glorious news

2. dhruba

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

hahahah rofl

14. dhruba

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

rofl again seeing the two dislikes, hahahaha

3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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

12. willard12 unregistered

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

23. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

42. SugarShockFrantic

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

47. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

49. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 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

93. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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?..

50. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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....

59. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

MobileMe got banned in Germany.

91. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

94. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

97. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

111. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

123. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

105. R.O.Y.A.L.L.Y

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

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

102. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

it's called being a hypocrite like you

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