Apple Ordered to Publicly Exonerate Samsung in UK

A UK judge is stepping up the pressure on Apple, and possibly complicating its legal strategies in other parts of the world, by ordering it to publish a notice on its UK website and in British newspapers stating that Samsung did not copy the iPad design. The notice must stay on Apple's website for six months.
Interesting turn of events. It looks like it is not all going Apple's way (at least not in the UK) It would be interesting to see if Apple will comply with this order.

Only one thing to say …

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA … pauses for breath … HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA … aaaand breathe … HAHAHA, heh, chuckle, hehe, giggle … Oh, that’s better ;D

Sorry Apple, I couldn’t help that. <— Who am I kiddin

Apple complied, well sort of. Judge not happy:

Is it just me, who else missed this? ::slight_smile:
Also here:

If you mean the original ruling … I could have sworn it was discussed (and laughed at) on here somewhere … but now I can’t find it anywhere ???

though I hadn’t seen the follow ups :slight_smile:

Is it just me, or is the apology/judgement (link) now completely missing from the Apple UK homepage :

and the direct link:

So it looks like Apple took being ordered to remedy the situation in 48 hours to mean “hey you can take it down for 48 hours” ::slight_smile:

Bear in mind that Apple tried to tell the judges that it would take them at least 14 days to comply … which one of the judges said he “cannot believe”, so stuck with 48 hours.

Personally I think they should be held in contempt.

If you mean the original ruling .. it *was* discussed (and laughed at) on here somewhere ;)
I meant the actual [b]apology[/b] (if you can call it that) posted on their site, but here is part of the content:
"A US jury also found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design and utility patents, awarding over one billion US dollars in damages to Apple Inc. So while the UK 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,"

You’ve gotta love (or not) the way they bend the truth … most counties found there was no infringement … the US courts found in favour of a US company … duh!!!

and the US is where the patent system is most broken.


I’d like to read the whole thing … but as I said it now seems to have disappeared altogether :o

And I suppose I won’t find it repeated on other websites … just in case Apple sue them :wink:

I'd *like* to read the whole thing .. but as I said it now seems to have disappeared altogether :o
I think this might be it: That reads more like the spoilt brat not having it's way. That is no way an apology.

Cheers SeZo :slight_smile:

Yeh, it was somewhat twisted, and IMHO a clear case of showing contempt for the EU ruling … though it must be said, if the judge did say the iPad was “a cool design” but the Galaxy Tab “are not as cool” … he left himself open to that, and should have known better)

Erm … I’m a little baffled by Germany’s ruling … are Germany not in the EU (I’m pretty sure they are a “founder” member) ?

So the Germans say Samsung did copy the iPad, but the UK ruling applies to all EU countries … WTF ???

Finally Apple posted the correct “apology” (if you can call it that) with the extra comments removed.

Read it here:
It would appear as a news report, rather than a statement to that effect. ::slight_smile:
I wonder how many visitors to that site will spot it at the bottom of the page? :-\

None, unless they’re looking for it … but I don’t think that was the point … I think the UK courts just wanted to send a message to Apple to stop trying to use them in their bully tactics … other courts should follow suit, and slap anyone that starts such a case without it being a “clear cut” and obvious violation … such as Samsung using the Apple logo, or calling it the Samsung iPad.

There’s only so many ways you can make a tablet … and Apple didn’t AFAIK invent any of them … theirs looks like ours, well duh, they’re both tablets.

This is one of the few times I’m actually proud of our courts … common sense prevailed for a change :slight_smile:

Well, I did not expect this school bully tactic (not even from Apple):

Apple is accused of using a bit of javascript code to ensure that the link to its statement about the Apple Samsung case in the UK only appears on the home page after the user scrolls down.

Whilst I must admit to being baffled by both of those claims …

a) the javascript claim makes it sound like the judgement doesn’t exist on the page until you scroll to it … why then can you search for “judgement” whilst at the top of the page, and find it ???


b) the claim that uk users no longer get redirected to the UK site … erm, IIRC they didn’t before, you need to select your region at the bottom of … and that still sends you to the UK site if you choose UK ???

I do however seem to remember that the order said something about it being at east at the same level as their “terms of service” link … and it ISN’T ::slight_smile:

Seriously, the UK courts should do Apple for contempt … they are WITHOUT DOUBT showing contempt for the ruling, twice now.

Heh … an Euro zone wide arrest warrant for Tim Cook (or ALL Apple executives) would be immensely funny :slight_smile:

Apple should now be financially bled like Microsoft were until they complied.

And here is the offending javascript:

By resizing the banner, the JavaScript makes it to where users will always need to scroll down in order to see Apple’s statement.
Then I thought when first visited that page that it was just my screen size and resolution inducing the necessity to scroll to see the "apology" So childish to try to hide it. ::)