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Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad

A U.K. judge's observation that Samsung's tablets aren't as cool as the iPad gets featured in Apple's required notification.

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Apple has complied with a U.K. court order to declare that Samsung tablets aren't iPad knockoffs. But it has done so in a way that mocks Samsung.

Apple sued Samsung in the U.K. and nine other countries including the U.S. last year, alleging that Samsung infringed its patents. In July, a U.K. court ruled that Samsung had not infringed Apple's designs and ordered Apple to proclaim Samsung's innocence on its website.

The court gave Apple seven days to post notification of the ruling in a font of no less than 11 pixels, with a link to the ruling, that must remain on Apple's U.K website for six months or until the court orders otherwise. It also required Apple to publish the same notification in the first five pages of the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, The Guardian, Mobile Magazine and T3 magazine, in a font of no less than 14 pixels.

Apple objected and filed an appeal, arguing that the court's order would compromise its ability to protect its brand. Seven days ago, Apple's appeal was denied and so it is that the company has complied with the judgement within the specified time frame, in an 11px font. The mandated link -- "Samsung/Apple UK judgement" -- can be found on the bottom of Apple's U.K. website.

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But Apple is making the best of a judicial order to promote a competitor. In the required notice, it has included a quote from the judge overseeing the case that paints Samsung in a less than flattering light.

In his assessment of Apple's and Samsung's products, Judge Colin Birss characterized the iPad as having "a cool design." Samsung's Galaxy tablets didn't fare as well in the judge's estimation. "They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design," the judge said. "They are not as cool."

Apple's court-ordered notification, however, doesn't fully disavow the company's assertion that Samsung copied its products. It notes that a German court hearing a claim based on the same patent found that Samsung had competed unfairly by copying the iPad. It also highlights the the verdict of a U.S. jury over the summer, which found that Samsung did infringe and awarded Apple $1 billion in damages, a decision Samsung is appealing.

Earlier this week, a court in the Netherlands rejected Apple's claim that Samsung infringed Apple's multi-touch patent in its tablets and phones.

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NateS
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NateS,
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10/29/2012 | 10:56:50 PM
re: Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad
Studies have indicated that the mental health profession has some pretty fascinating conclusions as to why non-Apple purchasers are so troubled and feel so threatened by the millions of people who do love and purchase Apple products. Why drives these people to constantly froth at the mouth over products they don't buy and are not compelled to use? Since no one is forcing or attempting to persuade Apple haters to buy Apple products, it turns out that it is a marker of a more serious mental health issue on the part of the haters, and that their rage is not limited to Apple products and users, but to a general sense of malcontent about the world at large. For example, in adolescence, they are frequently the ones who find it necessary to comment negatively on their friends' choices of dates or sweethearts, spouting forth unsolicited negative comments and ridicule. This behavior continues on into adulthood, and manifests itself in many other ways as well. They are the "grumblers" and proud of it, struggling to maintain a false sense of superiority and condescension, to salve their inner sense of inadequacy.
jabberwolf
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jabberwolf,
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10/29/2012 | 6:47:10 PM
re: Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad
Nice attempt to compare Jules Verne should sue the inventors of the submarine.
Its more like the Chinese stealing information from a downed plan to make copy cat products.
Ironically ( and this irony is comical concerning Apple) that the Chinese are now copycat-ing Apple who copy cat-ed others... and got sheep like you to think they built "ideas others had" from scratch.

People didnt just have ideas, they had products and OSes that did the same thing Apple did.
In fact Apple couldnt even keep their OS alive, they needed to steal/base it off of Linux ( darwin - whatever). They couldnt come up with a unique idea if their life depended on it.
LairdDrambeg
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LairdDrambeg,
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10/29/2012 | 3:14:39 AM
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Interesting arguments. How and where can I buy a Star Trek working tablet? So if Apple is just a copy cat, that must explain why there were all those smartphones and tablets available which were all so successful, before Apple decided to jump in and copy them all. That's amazing. Thank you so much for the heads-up.
NateS
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NateS,
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10/28/2012 | 4:19:31 AM
re: Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad
Terabyte Net's comment sounds like the reasoning of a pathetic nutcase:

"GǪ there were tablets like the iPad on Star Trek LONG before Apple stole the idea. Paramount should sue Apple for stealing their ideas."

So by this reasoning, the creators of Dick Tracy's "wrist radio" should sue the cell phone companies? And God should sue the aviation industry - after all he made angels fly before airplanes, right? And Jules Verne should sue the inventors of the submarine? And H.G. Wells should sue NASA or the Soviet Space Program over travel through space?
Terabyte Net
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Terabyte Net,
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10/27/2012 | 12:26:41 PM
re: Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad
Sorry, there were tablets like the iPad on Star Trek LONG before Apple stole the idea. Paramount should sue Apple for stealing their ideas. Apple has NEVER invented anything, they just copy, modify, and sell to Sheeple out there who would buy a lead bathing suit if it had an Apple logo on it. Apple knows it cannot compete and has resorted to lawsuits. It's the sign of a desperate company trying to hold on to what they have but seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
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