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"The informed user's overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."
Apple noted that the judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the U.K. Court of Appeal on Oct. 18, but there was no injunction in respect to the registered design in force anywhere in Europe. Apple then continued to support its own points.
"However, in a case tried in Germany regarding the same patent, the court found that Samsung engaged in unfair competition by copying the iPad design," Apple said. "A U.S. jury also found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design and utility patents, awarding over one billion U.S. dollars in damages to Apple Inc. So while the U.K. 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."
Posted: 2012-11-01 @ 7:05pm PT
The judge is nuts, or at least full of himself. I can just see the snickers in his court amongst the knowledgeable. I suspect it's time he thought about retirement. Sounds like a court jester with a peeve, not a respected member of HMCS.
Posted: 2012-11-01 @ 4:35pm PT
The Great Apple needs to respect other companies. I do not like Apple products. Be professional and apologize to Samsung.