Apple Follows UK Court Ruling and Issues 'Better' Revised Statement on Their Homepage

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Just last week we reported that Apple was given 48 hours by the UK court to revise their snide and contradictory "Samsung didn't copy us" statement. To refresh your memory, Apple lost their patent battle in the UK court and was ordered by the court to issue a public "pseudo-apology" by posting a statement on their website indicating that Samsung did not copy their designs. The statement they put up basically thumbed their noses at the UK court's ruling by suggesting the UK court must have been wrong because they won in other courts around the globe. This obviously violated the court's order, so Apple was given another directive in which they had 48 hours to revise the statement.

Below is a copy of the new statement followed by a source link to the Apple dedicated page where it is listed. Although the statement is written in heavy "legal-jargon" and will be difficult for some to understand, this new statement follows the directive from the UK court much better. It basically

Samsung / Apple UK judgment

On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic(UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do notinfringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of
the High Court is available from Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Apple Inc [2012] EWHC 1882 (Pat) (09 July 2012).

That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available from Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Apple Inc [2012] EWCA Civ 1339 (18 October 2012). There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.

Apple also put the following corrective statement up on their main page,

On 25 October 2012, Apple Inc. published a statement on its UK website in relation to Samsung's Galaxy tablet computers.That statement was inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.The correct statement is at Samsung/Apple UK judgement.

I am sure it was not easy for Apple to "eat crow" like that, but this time they complied correctly, and they did so within the 48 hour time limit they were given.

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I like how they still didn't word it such that they agree Samsung didn't infringe on them, and more that the court said they didn't so we will put that on our site to not get fined more.

You stay classy Apple.
 

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I'll laugh if it's still not good enough. UK court probably won't be happy until they say word for word "Samsung did not copy us with any of their products" which will likely hurt their case here in the states...which will be hilarious.
 

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I pointed this out in the other thread discussing this, but the statement issued by Apple is "word for word", including the links to the judgments, that was proposed by the appeals court. This statement can be found in the second link in the statement, the Appeals Judgement, at paragraph 87. I think Apple realized how bad they irked the court and published the court proposed statement word for word, to make sure they did not face the wrath of the court for any more of their usual shenanigans.
 

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Sneaky sneaky!

They also have the UK page auto scale the image of the ipad based on your screen resolution in order to push the link and such off the page of view. You have to scroll down in order to see it! They don't auto scale the US version! Bunch of di*kbags!

US: http://www.apple.com
UK: http://www.apple.com/uk
 

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I love it! Just keeps getting better and better. I think the UK is not at all impressed and refuses to be bullied by Apple's ridiculous patent lawsuits!

“The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ordered Apple to pay the legal fees of competitor Samsung on an 'indemnity basis' after the company published a "false and misleading" notice in the wake of a patent lawsuit over the iPad. The judgement, intended to humiliate Apple, will require the company to pay for all expenses associated with Samsung's legal defense, with any disputes over the exact amount likely to be resolved in the latter firm's favor."

http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/10/3627542/apple-samsung-fees-false-apology
 

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...The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ordered Apple to pay the legal fees of competitor Samsung on an 'indemnity basis' after the company published a "false and misleading" notice in the wake of a patent lawsuit over the iPad. The judgement, intended to humiliate Apple, will require the company to pay for all expenses associated with Samsung's legal defense, with any disputes over the exact amount likely to be resolved in the latter firm's favor.

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