Apple ordered to publish ads that Samsung did not copy iPad

British Judge Colin Birss made a stir back on July 9th with a ruling that Samsung did not infringe Apple patents since the Samsung tablets “are not as cool”. Today, Judge Birss has again caused buzz with an order that Apple must advertise publicly that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad. The ad is required to rectify Apple’s previous public statements against Samsung.

What You Need To Know:

  • In the London court decision last July 9, Judge Birss found that Samsung’s tablets didn’t copy the iPad since “they do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” and “they are not as cool.”
  • The court ordered Apple to post the ad on its U.K. page for six months. Additionally, the ad should also be published to newspapers and magazines.
  • Apple seeks to appeal the decision.


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The Guardian