Apple ordered to run 'Samsung did not copy iPad' ads

A UK judge has ordered Apple to publish adverts that say Samsung did not copy the design of its iPad

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A UK judge has ordered Apple to publish announcements that Samsung did not copy the design of its iPad, after Apple failed to prove the allegation in court.

Judge Colin Birss said one notice should remain on Apple's website for six months, while other adverts should be placed in various newspapers and magazines, according to Bloomberg News.

The order, which follows Apple's failed attempt to block sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablets, said the notices must make reference to the court case and should be designed to "correct the damaging impression" that Samsung's tablets had copied the look of Apple's products.

"They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design," said the judge said when delivering his judgement in the case on 9 July.

However, the judge refused Samsung's request that Apple be forbidden from restating its claim that its design rights had been infringed.

Judge Birss said that Apple was entitled to hold the opinion that his judgement was wrong.

But Samsung issued a statement after the hearing that said: "Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited."

Apple is fighting patent battles around the world against competitors in which both sides have accused each other of copying designs and technology in their mobile devices.

The advertising order, if implemented, would mean that Apple's high-profile court attacks against Samsung and other Android suppliers has backfired, commented the Guardian.

Legal battles about the similarity of Samsung and Apple tablets are being fought in Germany, the Netherlands and the US, where Apple won a court order at the end of June, blocking the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer in the US until the patent dispute between the two technology companies is resolved.

Apple won a similar injunction against Samsung in August 2011, barring the sale of Samsung's Galaxy 10.1 tablet in nearly all European Union states and Australia.

But in November 2011, a court in Australia overturned the ruling against Samsung. Earlier that month, Samsung modified a version of its Galaxy Tab 10.1, in an attempt to work around Apple’s ban under copyright infringement in Germany.

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 OPEN LETTER FROM SAMSUNG (you
wish)And if someone could channel William Tell back from the
dead so he can observe this history lesson before passing his expert
judgement on 'the Apple'...

Oh and DON'T USE PIRATE SOFTWARE.

Dear  APPLE 

May I present your astonishing track
record.Unix was free and open to massive FREE developments -
Apple hijacked it.Apple stole it's original GUI from Xerox
PARC.Apple sued Microsoft for nicking the GUI off of them.Xerox
sued Apple on the same grounds.Apple 'PERMANENTLY BORROWED' its
CPU from a much cheaper Intel PC.Apple stole CUPS Unix printing
software from OPEN SOURCE (yet MORE hard work for them) but it
doesn't have to abide by its open-source license terms ( refer back
to the OS).Apple then Hacks its OS in an attempt to render it
useless to MILLIONS of 'unsupported' Mac OWNERS (Who paid through the
nose for it in the first place.... LIKE ME!)Apple then tries to
sue Samsung for making something that has more user definable options
with a LINUX system on it - And - making Apple cut their
price.Apple B@#$%XIf a Mac cost the same as a LEGALLY
LICENSED AND VANILLA KERNEL'd Top line Hack' -

might I consider another?

Even though the hack would screw the
Apple to a table and knock seven barrels of UNIX out of it?

And have easily NOT EXTORTIONATELY
PRICED replaceable parts?

(Like NOT when it is shaped like a
gold fish bowl and/or when the power supply must be soldered to the
motherboard)And then NOT engineer obsolescence in older machines
buy altering significant pieces of code from the OS, and requiring
UNPAID MAC DEVELOPERS (A Mac developer account costs $99 per year
BTW)  To FIX THE SAME SYSTEM so it will run ON A MAC! Like a
2006 Intel GMA 950 GPU, 2GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, and just 1GB of RAM (And
running quite happily reports suggest - with FULL ACCELERATION!) and
still to mention OTHER unsupported Macs... And Er..
Embarrassingly - Reports of 2ghz Dual Core 3gb 120gb SSD RUGGED - YES - RUGGED
TOUGH BOOK ($1800 for an almost indestructible machine plus LEGAL
LICENCE) with OSX Lion running at lightning speed with everything but the touch panel!$3000
says you cant drop YOUR Mac down the stairs into a bath of water and
reverse over it in your car without killing it.I ask - What
are WE paying for?You pay Apple to - Make stuff out
of white shiny plasticMake odd shaped white boxes,install the
OSPut the magnetic connectors on our laptop power supplies (which
you can DIY for 5 bucks)?Sell more Ipods/phonesSue everybody
they can - win or lose -and attempt to completely monopolise the
market
Steal FREE software.After all of that, did they give you a Quad core 8gb ram 250gb SSD 1gb
graphics a 42 inch plasma panel for $2500?NOO no no...  
They don't want to give you that!You have to hack one out for
$1500 including the MASSIVE 42" screen + Licence and shipping.  
How unimpressive????  MMMM.... At that price I think my
dual core 'Power PC' is trash....  And so is APPLE.Off
course after all that rant, I cannot say or suggest that it is a
simple task to DIY a Hack, Nor am I advising anyone to do so, but it
can be very simple with the correct 'Hackintosh' hardware! And
if you don't know how to DIY an Apple Hack or don't want to know, or
just plain could never afford bleeding your credit card dry - you
could always just pick a machine from $50 upwards to whatever your
budget is like, and easily install a fast Linux / Unix OS, for free,
with free software suites and free support!(...that is until
the 'White Supremacists  'ACQUIRE IT'.)I guess the moral
of this story is - unless you have money to burn - Don't Mac
till you've Hacked!**Do it Legally OR THEY WILL SUE YOU FOR
STEALING EVERYTHING THEY STOLE IN THE FIRST PLACE!

RegardsAppIssed off Mac
OSX/Unix/Linux developerPSST .... APPLE  DON'T PIRATE SOFTWARE!!!

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