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UK judges to Apple: "Not good enough!"

Last week, Apple posted a notice on its UK website which indicated that Samsung didn't copy the iPad when it designed the Galaxy Tab family of tablets. Of course, Apple didn't do this out of the kindness of its heart -- it was ordered to do so by a UK court.
 
In keeping with Apple’s typical demeanor towards its competitors, the notice posted on its website was rather flippant and pointed to how the Samsung tablets weren’t deemed to be as “cool” as the iPad. Apple also pointed out in its notice that it had won judgments against Samsung in both German and U.S. courts.
 
It appears, however, that UK judges weren't amused by Apple's play on words, and called the Cupertino, California-based company's statements "incorrect" and "untrue".
 
According to Bloomberg News, the U.K. Court of Appeal in London has ordered Apple to remove the notice from its website within 24 hours to correct the inaccuracies. It also has to post a new, revised version within 48 hours.
 
“I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this,” said a puzzled Judge Robin Jacob. “That is a plain breach of the order.”
 
One of Samsung's lawyers, Henry Carr, piled on by starting that Apple's original notice left the “impression that the U.K. court is out of step with other courts” by mentioning the judgments in Apple's favor by German and U.S. courts.

Source: Bloomberg



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RE: fail
By hugo_stiglitz on 11/1/2012 11:33:44 AM , Rating: 5
I don't think many of us would have issue with Apple if they would just try to out-innovate and out-compete their competitors instead of using dirty patent-trolling tactics in a bid to monopolize the market.

Heck, if Apple made products that suited my needs better than the competition, I'd be buying their products - but they don't. The thing that bothers me is Apple trying to take away my choice as a consumer.


RE: fail
By Rukkian on 11/1/2012 12:08:16 PM , Rating: 5
If apple (and all of these companies) would just compete in the store instead of the courts, I think we would have much better devices for much less cost. This would be good for consumers, and without all the lawsuits, the companies might actually do well also.

While I don't personally like apple products, I see their use and for people like my grandmother, and my wife, it makes sense, as they do not have options, and get told what they can do and when and are perfectly fine with that. I like having choice, I like seeing the latest tech (even if I cannot afford it) as I am a tech junkie overall, just sick of all the lawsuits and attempts to get a court forced monopoly.


RE: fail
By quiksilvr on 11/1/2012 2:41:56 PM , Rating: 3
What makes me happy is seeing Google not only taking on this patent nonsense with innovation (Google unified search to a more intuitive search software), but also shaking up the cellphone industry with incredible devices for affordable prices.

I guarantee you we will see a Nexus 5 next year for $199, and it will rock the cellphone manufacturers' balls off.


RE: fail
By someguy123 on 11/1/2012 10:47:38 PM , Rating: 3
I think apple has fallen victim to its own marketing. They see themselves as the real shining star, premium device manufacturer that stands above the rest. Their comments about how people will "buy the ipad mini anyway" even at 329, regardless of competition, just reinforces it.

I don't think their lawsuits are simple patent trolling. I think they truly believe they deserve market domination for being the ones to popularize touch devices. They're not interested in innovating because they think they should be the ones dictating rather than competing like a normal company.


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