Apple ordered to run adverts stating Samsung did not copy iPad

By Charles Arthur, The Guardian:

Apple has been ordered to take out advertisements in major newspapers – including the Daily Mail, the Guardian and the Financial Times – pointing to a UK high court ruling that says Samsung did not copy its iPad, the Bloomberg news agency is reporting.

It said the order came from Judge Colin Birss in a ruling on 18 July following his 9 July ruling in which he said that Samsung did not infringe Apple’s patents because the American company’s device was “cool” but Samsung’s “are not as cool” even while they were “very, very similar” viewed from the front.

Birss’s order apparently followed comments made by Apple after his first ruling, when in a statement the company said: “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we’ve said many times before, we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas…. Read more

 

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