UK Judge Slaps Apple; Rules Apple Must Post on Web that Samsung didn't Copy the iPad

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    Apparently, almost no judge around the world bought the malarky that Apple was selling when it claimed that Samsung "slavishly copied" the looks of the iPad. This is especially true for the U.K. Judge, Colin Birss. This is the same judge that we reported previously threw out Apple's case against Samsung, proclaiming that Samsung's tablets were unlikely to be confused with Apple's iPad because they weren't "cool enough." He has taken things a step further in his final ruling; however, and has ordered Apple to publicly state on their own website that Samsung did not copy them. Here's a quote with some additional detail,

    Ouch! That's like a slap in the face. Sometimes eating crow can be painful.

    Source: Bloomberg
     
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    This is great! hahahaha :clap:
     
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    Wow interesting :cool:

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    awesome!!

    its not up yet. im interested to see when it is put up

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    Can't wait to see picks of it

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    This made me laugh out loud, I'm going to have a big smile of my face all day.
     
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    Awesome!!! Hopedully US courts follow their lead. I have had enough of these frivolous lawsuits from apple. With all the money they have spent on these suits they could have developed a new cutting edge product and helped DRIVE competition in the industry, but instead they seem hell bent on HINDERING it. Shame on you apple.
     
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    FINALLY, the system shows signs of actually still having a pulse!!
     
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    he order means Apple will have to publish “an advertisement” for Samsung, and is prejudicial to the company, Richard Hacon, a lawyer representing Cupertino, California-based Apple, told the court. “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website.”

    Yet they have no problem unjustly harming another company with false advertising and lawsuits? I say this is something for them to chew on for a bit.
     
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    Not just a slap in the face but also a kick to the balls. My day just got a little better =)
     
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    I think it's cool that this judge is actually making Apple say sorry. It's like back in grade school when the teacher made you say sorry.
     
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    He's treating Apple the way they are acting, like big babies.

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    And Apple's lawsuit is just like in grade school when one kid says to the teacher how the other kid took his pencil...juvenile to say the least.






     
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    Apple will probably post something like:

    "Samsung did not copy the IPad....There is only one IPad - accept no imitations!"