Apple Posts Samsung Judgement Notice In The UK

While Apple won a battle against Samsung on its home turf, the company lost the same case against Samsung in the UK where it accused Samsung of copying the iPad's design. As a result, Apple was ordered by the UK high court to inform consumers that Samsung did not infringe on its iPad design patents. Apple has put a footer link on its UK site that directs consumers to a page where they can read the final judgment made by the UK high court in which the judge points out Apple's sophisticated design calling the iPad a cool tablet compared to Samsung's Galaxy tablets which bare an unusual, cluttered design and are simply not as cool.


The extreme simplicity of the Apple design is striking. Overall it has undecorated flat surfaces with a plate of glass on the front all the way out to a very thin rim and a blank back. There is a crisp edge around the rim and a combination of curves, both at the corners and the sides. The design looks like an object the informed user would want to pick up and hold. It is an understated, smooth and simple product. It is a cool design."

"The informed user's overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool.

Contrary to the UK judgement, in Germany, Apple points out that it has won the same case against Samsung which was found guilty of infringing on Apple's design and utility patents.

Nir Schneider