Apple post a legal notice about judge's UK ruling that Samsung did not copy iPad's design

By: Marawan Alwaraki, October 26, 2012
And the battle continues

The High court of Justice in UK and Wales ruled on 9th July 2012 that Samsung's tablets do not copy the iPad's design because they're not as cool as the iPad. While this is a good side for Apple that the judge in a way promoted their product and favoured it publicly over competing tablets; the court declared that Apple must post a note on their website admitting that Samsung's tablets did not infringe Apple's patents.

Nevertheless, only Apple could find such a great solution to this problem. Apple quoted the judge's ruling stating that Samsung's tablets did not copy the iPad's design because the iPad was a lot cooler! Below is the text quoted from Apple's website.


"The extreme simplicity of the Apple design is striking. Overall it has undecorated flat surfaces with a plate of glass on the front all the way out to a very thin rim and a blank back. There is a crisp edge around the rim and a combination of curves, both at the corners and the sides. The design looks like an object the informed user would want to pick up and hold. It is an understated, smooth and simple product. It is a cool design."

"The informed user's overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."
What a response from Apple.


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