UK Judge Orders Apple to Admit Publically Samsung Didn’t Copy iPad Design with its Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung has been getting more and more victories over its rival Apple in mobile industry since last few months. Now good news comes for Samsung fans, Business Insider just reports by citing Bloomberg that a UK judge has ordered Apple to publically admit that Samsung didn’t copy their iPad with its Galaxy Tab 10.1. The judge clearly ruled out that apple must issue an official statement to public by displaying it on its UK website and in British newspapers as a notice acknowledging that Samsung did not copy the design of the iPad with its Galaxy Tab 10.1. Notably, the UK court had earlier passed a verdict that the Galaxy Tab did not violate patent rules by adopting Apple’s design for its tablet. However, the judge also pushed out his observing that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is purely “not as cool” as the iPad.
According to the details, now Apple would have to publish a notice on its UK website for six months clearly mentioning that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn’t a copy of their iPad tablet.
However, Apple has the rights to appeal against the ruling likely, though Apple didn’t utter even a single word in this regard till yet.
Notably, Bloomberg‘s has updated its article with some further details on the state of affairs;
the notice would highlight the July 9 London court decisions that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets don’t violate patent rules regarding Apple’s registered designs, Judge Colin Birss said. The notice would prompt on Apple’s U.K. website for six months and would also be published in several newspapers and magazines to recover the destructive impression the South Korea-based company ‘Samsung’ was copying Apple’s product, Birss ordered.
In other words, Apple would have to publish “an advertisement” for Samsung, and is detrimental efforts to the company, Richard Hacon, a lawyer representing Cupertino, California-based Apple, requested the court. “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website.”
Samsung had also requested the court that Apple should be banned from making public statements arguing that the Galaxy Tab is a pure copy of its iPad design, but the judge Birss ruled that Apple has full rights to make such claims with the company’s belief that the his decision is erroneous.Apple, google, iPad, Samsung