UK judge hits Apple where it hurts

UK judge hits Apple where it hurts

When it comes to the whole Apple v Samsung patent war thing, I suspect I'm not the only one who's wondered how such clearly intelligent and talented human beings also seem capable of behaving like petulant children at times.

And that may well be what UK judge Colin Birss had in mind when deciding yesterday that Apple has to publish a notice on its UK website and in the papers publicly acknowledging that Samsung's Galaxy tablets don't infringe on its patents after all.

That was the final verdict reached on July 9 in just the latest of a string of legal spats between the two tech giants that have dominated headlines around the world for probably a year now.

Apple has now been ordered to publish a notice on its UK site clearly stating that Samsung hasn't copied its designs. The notice must remain in place for six months, and must also be published in several newspapers and magazines.

The decision will no doubt be music to the ears of Samsung fans, but even had it gone the other way, the punishment will be welcome news to the increasing number of gadget fans around the globe who want to see companies like Apple and Samsung throwing their money at engineers and software developers, not lawyers.

Via Bloomberg

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3 comments

Andy247  Jul. 19, 2012 at 15:55

Colin Birss is my new hero!

corgi74  Jul. 20, 2012 at 09:38

maheshkumarg2  Jul. 20, 2012 at 09:43

Colin Birss is my new hero! lol seems to samsung fan :). but its nice statement imao that companies should invest money on engineers not lawyers :P

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