Apple tablet dispute goes Samsung’s way, in the UK
The Samsung-Apple tablet patent dispute has evolved in London, reports the BBC. A Court of Appeal in London has rejected Apple’s claims and upheld an earlier judgment in Samsung’s favour. The South Korean company did not infringe on the registered design of the iPad, it has ruled.
The BBC quotes one of the three judges were involved in the Court of Appeal review of the case:
“It is not about whether Samsung copied Apple’s iPad. Infringement of a registered design does not involve any question of whether there was copying: the issue is simply whether the accused design is too close to the registered design according to the tests laid down in the law.”
“So this case is all about, and only about, Apple’s registered design and the Samsung products.”
The penalty for Apple – above legal costs, presumably – is that Apple must place a reasonably prominent link on their homepage for one month to publicise the judgment, along with running adverts in a variety of publications…
There’s no shortage of commentary on this case:
The Guardian – Samsung Galaxy Tab ‘does not copy Apple’s iPad designs’