Apple grudgingly says that Samsung did not copy the iPad in the UK
As directed by a UK High Court, Apple has posted a message on its website stating that it has been ruled that Samsung did not copy the iPad while designing its Galaxy tablet.
The statement reads: “On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001.”
Other than stating that simple fact, Apple goes to great lengths to include the most complimentary parts (for Apple) and the most embarrassing parts (for Samsung) of the court’s ruling.
About the iPad, the judge said: “It is an understated, smooth and simple product. It is a cool design".
About Samsung’s Galaxy tablet the Judge noted that “they are not as cool".
In a final act of defiance, Apple also mentions the fact that the courts in Germany and the U.S. decided differently.
“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,” concludes Apple.