Apple loses samsung copyright appeal . Has to advertise samsung did not copy the ipad

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  1. 725032 Guest

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    These newspaper and mag ads should be interesting;

    Apple Loses Samsung Copyright Appeal

    The Court of Appeal upheld its judgement that, even though parts of the product look similar to Apple's iPad, the tablet does not infringe its rival's design.
    Apple will now have to place prominent advertisements in several UK newspapers and magazines, explaining that Samsung did not copy the iPad.
    The two companies are the world's leading smartphone makers are have been fighting over patents in courts around the world.
    More follows...
     
  2. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

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    Apple loses samsung copyright appeal . Has to advertise samsung did not copy the ipad

    http://news.sky.com/story/999320/apple-loses-samsung-copyright-appeal
     
  3. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19989750

    Also this report,

    Samsung quote from it,

    "We continue to believe that Apple was not the first to design a tablet with a rectangular shape and rounded corners and that the origins of Apple's registered design features can be found in numerous examples of prior art.

    "Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims in other countries based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited."
     
  4. ReValveiT macrumors regular

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    "Apple will now have to place prominent advertisements in several UK newspapers and magazines, explaining that Samsung did not copy the iPad"

    Is that the modern day equivalent of having to wear a dunce cap?
     
  5. sineplex macrumors 6502

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    It's actually great advertising again. They will keep on saying 'copy... iPad...iPad...iPad'

    They will not mention anything to do with the Galaxy Tab. The branding will not appear anywhere.

    Then a barrage of 10 million iPad minis hit the streets.
     
  6. blackbelter macrumors member

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    People are not as stupid as you think...
     
  7. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Yes they are....and they continue to prove it over and over.
     
  8. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    They can write in the text that it was payed from the 1bn $ they won in US :D
     
  9. kot macrumors regular

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    Ok, I see the "not cool as the iPad" part included somewhere in the text will do more harm than good for Samsung.
     
  10. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Ridiculous outcome.

    I'm sure Apple will spin it perfectly though.
     
  11. OllyW Moderator

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    They will have to be careful with their response because they could end up being charged with contempt of court if they don't take it seriously.
     
  12. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure they will take it seriously. But they can do it in a way that readers won't.
     
  13. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    Samsung will never pay that...
     
  14. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Didn't the UK Judge already also give them to actual text they have to print ? Apple can't spin their way out of this one.
     
  15. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    Proof the UK system of justice is flawed?
    What's the point of having a trial when you can just have an appeal? We all know who copied who here. Apple should be allowed to appeal the appeal to get the right verdict. But yeah that'd go on forever as both sides would appeal for ever.

    Looks like Apple unfairly got the short end of the stick here. And got a cruel and unusual punishment. Apple having to advertise a flat lie. But /sigh no justice system is perfect.
     
  16. OllyW Moderator

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    The case wasn't about copying, it was whether there was an infringement of Apple's registered design.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19989750
     
  17. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Something I've been trying to explain here to no avail to a bunch of people : Patent infringement (be it design patents, utility patents, software patents, EU Community Design registrations) are not about copying. You can infringe patents without ever having copied anything froma anyone, and you can be non-infringing for things that while on the surface appear similar, do not infringe on the claim in the patent/design registration.
     
  18. 725032 thread starter Guest

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    Well well well... Welcome back
     
  19. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Didn't go any where.
     
  20. 725032 thread starter Guest

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    Good to hear. Hope you're good
     
  21. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    The "right verdict" is now "the one Apple wants"?

    But you've already shown a complete ignorance of how the law works by saying that appeals make the trial pointless.
     
  22. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    If this forum is anything to go by, I disagree. Some people are unbelievably stupid.
     
  23. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Microsoft is so stupid for not making a Surface Mini right off the bat. Apple will sell a trillion of those things. It will be the #1 Christmas present this year.
     

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