Yesterday we read that Apple had removed its non-apology regarding the court case in the UK between itself and Korean tech giant, Samsung. Cupertino had been ordered initially to publicly state that Samsung did not copy its designs, because of the negative publicity towards Sammy that this would undoubtedly have created. Having published statements in newspapers, Apple has now updated a section of its UK home page. Kudos to the judge for not taking the nonsense from Apple’s legal team.
The full apology/statement reads as follows:
Samsung / Apple UK judgment
On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic(UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do notinfringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of
the High Court is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.
That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.