Apple Posts Notice to UK Site Acknowledging that Samsung Galaxy Tab Did Not Infringe on iPad Design Because "They are not as cool"

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    As instructed by a UK court, Apple has posted a small link in the footer of Apple.com/uk. The notice acknowledges the judgement that Samsung had not infringed on the iPad design with their Galaxy Tab. The text of the notice starts:
    But Apple's notice is somewhat playful and goes on to quote directly from the judgement where the Judge describes that Apple's design is "cool" and ultimately the Samsung design is simply not as cool. The Judge wrote:
    Apple goes on to explain that the case was also tried in Germany and that in that court Samsung was found guilty. In the end, they write "So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple's far more popular iPad."

    The link must remain on Apple UK website for a period of one month, and Apple is also required to run ads acknowledging the ruling.

    Article Link: Apple Posts Notice to UK Site Acknowledging that Samsung Galaxy Tab Did Not Infringe on iPad Design Because "They are not as cool"
     
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    This is just such a joke.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I like this, it's funny.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Apple used this opportunity to market more iPads. Even though Samsung legally won, Apple has had the last laugh, most definitely.
     
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    Very well worded. Can't fault Apple for the way they've put this across.
     
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    Hilarious. Someone at Apple had a sense of humour! Bet it wasn't Schiller.
     
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    Awesome Apple... Love it! :)
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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    Honestly Apple sounds like a little kid saying "oh yeah, well my dad is cooler than your dad so there" Really, all they needed to do was put the footnote there, no one will read it, no one will care.
     
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    apple is not harmed by this, also, they 're getting a billion bucks from shamesung. that's 9 zeros.
    moreover, the judge did not clarify that apple was prohibited of publishing the rulings of other courts.

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    in the statement, there isn't even a logo of apple, a menu or something... you're stuck on that page and your only way out is your browser's navigation.
     
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    Well that's for the judge to decide. Apple have to be careful not to push the boundaries of this "apology" could still get ugly for apple
     
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    Just a wall of text, lamest ad ever.
     
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    It adheres to the letter of the ruling.
     
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    I just took a massive samsung.
     
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    And this part is false, the German trial has not taken place and the injunction is a preliminary injunction.

    Galaxy Tab 10.1 has not been found infringing any design patent anywhere in the world
     
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    Don't be mad because you don't have any.
    Wall St. plays this game all the time.
     
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    Nice one.
     
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    I can't believe this ended up happening.
     
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    It's even set in Arial, this is hilarious
     
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    They won't get a billion from Samsung.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    I just ordered 40k worth. Even if it drops like crazy, I will get back a lot by next earnings announcement :D
    So yea, I'm a shareholder and I AM laughing ;)
     
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    I am thinking about buying about 75-80 shares of Apple if it drops down below $575 in the next week. I will be laughing then... well, after a couple months.
     
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    Yes, so far anyway. Wow, can't believe they're getting away with this. Wonder what judge BIRSS is thinking about all this. They haven't really done anything wrong, just stated the facts as they came in the judgement itself. Somehow I don't think this is what the judge had in mind.
     
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    Couldn't stay that high forever.
     
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    No it couldn't... It will come down a little more and then go up higher than ever again. This will happen several times over the next few years. This has been going on for a while now.
     

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    I love it. I can't wait to see the ads they have to run.
     

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