UK Court Tells Apple to Rewrite "Apology" to Samsung Due to Untrue Statements
November 1, 2012 10:20 AM
comment(s) - last by
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".
, 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.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
11/1/2012 3:45:03 PM
It's still a legal case and the principles persist. They (like anybody) are going to do the absolute bare minimum to comply and, in the absence of being told otherwise, will put in anything they please to get their own point across.
This IS the punishment ordered by the court, that is my point too. The orders were ambiguous and frankly the Judge was incredibly sloppy in the presenting of his orders.
11/1/2012 6:00:35 PM
They (like anybody) are going to do the absolute bare minimum to comply
Actually, that's not true. Some people regret their crimes and will go out of their way to comply with the spirit of the law. The courts tend to look favourably on such people.
Similarly, the courts take a dim view of those who try their damnedest to skirt around their punishments.
There's a simple rule in law - do not piss off the judge.
"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller
Apple Publishes Notice on UK Site that Samsung Didn't Copy the iPad
October 26, 2012, 11:38 AM
Apple Forced by UK to Print Public Apologies to Samsung for Design Theft Accusations
July 18, 2012, 3:05 PM
Skrillex Releases Free Album Inside App, But Crashes Torture Fans
March 13, 2014, 8:04 PM
Microsoft Waives Windows Phone OS Licensing Fees for Two Hardware Makers in India
March 13, 2014, 1:07 PM
Huawei Says Windows Phone is "Low Priority", Relegates It to Dual OS
March 13, 2014, 11:21 AM
$1,200 Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Camera Offers 120fps Slow Motion Capture
March 13, 2014, 9:04 AM
Surface 2 LTE Tipped for AT&T, Power Cover Available for Pre-order
March 12, 2014, 9:15 AM
HTC One Leaks: LED Smart Cover, Carrier Models, Google Play Ed.
March 11, 2014, 5:30 PM
Most Popular Articles
Bitcoin King Pt. II: Mt. Gox's Dictator Karpelès Proves Tragically Flawed
March 7, 2014, 1:12 PM
Windows 8.1 Update 1 Leaked Early
March 7, 2014, 9:30 AM
Hack Reveals Fallen Bitcoin CEO's Posh Tokyo Penthouse
March 10, 2014, 4:28 PM
Vine Users No Longer Allowed to Post Pornographic Videos
March 7, 2014, 1:47 PM
Staples Closing 225 Stores Across North America
March 7, 2014, 1:24 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
Global Cyber Espionage Concerns Reveal Growing Cyber Armies
Nov 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
Is The Period Becoming an Expression of Anger?
Nov 26, 2013, 2:02 PM
NSA and Congress -- You Will Never Kill the Constitution, It's an Idea
Nov 10, 2013, 2:00 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information