Judge Forces Apple to Post Notice Acknowledging That Samsung Didn't Copy iPad
A U.K. judge is reportedly forcing Apple to post a notice online and in the newspaper acknowledging that Samsung did not copy the iPad, according to Bloomberg.
BusinessInsider reports on the story that came across the Bloomberg terminal.
A judge has ordered Apple to post a notice on its website and in British newspapers highlighting a recent ruling that Samsung didn't copy the iPad. Apple must leave that notice up on its website for the next six months. Ouch!
Apple lost a case against Samsung in Britain earlier this month, as the judge ruled that Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablets weren't cool enough to be confused with the iPad.
We'll update this article as more details are revealed.
The notice should outline the July 9 London court decision that Samsung's Galaxy tablets don't infringe Apple's registered designs, Judge Colin Birss said. It should be posted on Apple's U.K. website for six months and published in several newspapers and magazines to correct the damaging impression the South Korea-based company was copying Apple's product, Birss said.
The order means Apple will have to publish "an advertisement" for Samsung, and is prejudicial to the company, Richard Hacon, a lawyer representing Cupertino, California-based Apple, told the court. "No company likes to refer to a rival on its website."