A UK court recently ruled that Samsung’s tablets did not infringe on Apple’s patents, and now the judge dealing with the case has ordered Apple to run adverts stating that Samsung did not copy Apple.
According to Bloomberg, Apple will have to take out adverts in major UK newspapers, technology magazines and also publish a notice on their website stating that Samsung’s devices did not copy the iPad.
The order means Apple will have to publish “an advertisement” for Samsung, Richard Hacon, a lawyer for Cupertino, California-based Apple, told the court. “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website.”
No doubt Samsung will be more than pleased by the ruling, although Apple intends to appeal it, if their appeal is not successful we can expect to see some interesting adverts in the UK press.