Back in July a UK court ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not copy Apple’s iPad, Apple decided to appeal the ruling, and the UK court has now ruled again in Samsung’s favor.
Apple was originally told after the first ruling that it must run adverts in the press and on their website, stating that Samsung did not copy Apple’s iPad, and the judge in the latest case has now confirmed that Apple has to produce these adverts
The judge has also said that the adverts must be printed in a font which is no smaller than Arial 14, obviously Samsung are pleased with the judgement and released the following statement.
We welcome the court’s judgment, which reaffirmed our position that our GALAXY Tab products do not infringe Apple’s registered design right. We continue to believe that Apple was not the first to design a tablet with a rectangular shape and rounded corners and that the origins of Apple’s registered design features can be found in numerous examples of prior art. Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims in other countries based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited.
Apple have not released a statement as yet, as soon as we get some more information on what Apple’s next move is we will let you guys know.