U.K. Judge Forces Apple to Replace 'Untrue' Notice Within 24 Hours
A U.K. Judge is upset with Apple for posting an 'untrue' and 'incorrect' notice about its litigation with Samsung over the iPad, reports Bloomberg.
Apple was forced to publicly state that Samsung did not copy the iPad; however, the judge clearly wasn't happy with the statement and ordered the company to replace it within 24 hours.
“I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this,” Judge Robin Jacob said today. “That is a plain breach of the order.”
Samsung says the notice created the “impression that the U.K. court is out of step with other courts."
Apple said the notice “is not designed to punish, it is not designed to makes us grovel. The only purpose is to dispel commercial uncertainty.”
Apple is now forced to add a three sentence note on its homepage in acknowledgment of “the incorrect statement,” with a link to a new notice.