Apple corrects inaccurate statement regarding Samsung patent infringement ruling on its UK website

By , Nov 3, 2012

Apple just published a statement on its UK website to correct a previous apology that had been found inaccurate by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. The statement can be found at the bottom of Apple UK website‘s home page, and links to a longer statement acknowledging that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad.

This “updated” statement comes several days after Apple published a public apology on its website, at the request of the Court…

About a week ago, the High Court of England and Wales ruled against Apple’s appeal in the ongoing battle against Samsung. The UK court found that Samsung didn’t infringe on Apple’s design patent and required the American company to post an apology on its UK website to say that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad.

Apple complied, albeit in a very cheeky way, by posting a rather funny apology on its UK website claiming that Samsung products are different from Apple’s products because they “are not as cool“. This wasn’t of everybody’s taste, especially for Judge Robin Jacob, who ordered Apple to correct the inaccurate statement promptly.

If you go to the Apple UK website, you will find the following statement at the bottom:

On 25 October 2012, Apple Inc. published a statement on its UK website in relation to Samsung’s Galaxy tablet computers. That statement was inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. The correct statement is at Samsung/Apple UK judgement.

This statement links to the official statement:

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 not infringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment ofthe 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.

No more sassy comment but just a plain and boring statement, which is probably what Apple should have done in the first place, but the desire to play the cool kid was probably too strong for Apple at the time.

This is one of many episodes in the courtroom battle between Samsung and Apple. I’m sure we haven’t seen the end of it yet.

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  • http://twitter.com/franklylife Frank Anthony

    Noted!

    • whoknowswhereor

      hehe, im enjoying my new note 2 as well :) soon selling pos ipad 3 for the new nexus 10

  • http://twitter.com/myorangeisstuck wahaha

    Doing things with style, Apple

  • CollegiateLad

    But it was ‘accurate’.

  • iUser2012

    The judge gave a nice lesson to Apple for acting like a spoiled child before the law.

    Making the news like this would be a shame to any respected company. This is far worse than losing the lawsuit.

    • iUser2012

      Did I hurt your mamma’s feelings? That should be the reason to open your sewer-like mouth.

      • Lordthree

        Your comment was uninspired gibberish that made less than non sense. Say something with substance or gtfo troll.

      • iUser2012

        If you don’t understand English stop using this page as your personal WC. Why do you act like a raped person? What is your problem with the decision of the court? Do you get free iDevice if you act like this?

        Any further sewer content from you will be ignored. If you want to express your opinion act like a human being and stop defecation through your keyboard.

      • Lordthree

        You seem to be hung up on rape and mother abuse. Very poignant

      • iUser2012

        keep your PTSD to yourself. That prevents thinking abilities.

    • whoknowswhereor

      yup, apple is going down, just watch… nice to chat with you on the other comment btw lol

    • CollegiateLad

      I’m sure Apple is pouting all the way to the bank.

  • disqus_DuFlFNHnI2

    It was right on, anyone could see it was a rip off. Apple’s statement was not “inaccurate”!

  • Lordthree

    Headline is bogus. There was no ‘inaccurate’ statement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohammad.faisal.507 Mohammad Faisal

    great job apple.. one day Apple will kick off samsucks.

    • whoknowswhereor

      haha good one.. you should do stand up

  • http://twitter.com/_moose239 Max Jarrett

    Not much apologising in that is there…

  • john

    iPad mini has been jailbroken according to iPhone hack website.

  • http://twitter.com/decio_crytek Décio Costa Arruda

    Doing it Apple style!

  • Pete Austin

    Re: “No more sassy comment but just a plain and boring statement”.

    Unfortunately no. Apple is still screwing with the court.

    “The courts insisted that Apple issue a revised statement on their U.K. website within 48 hours, and they’ve certainly complied. That’s not all they’ve done, though. Apple’s also included a bit of JavaScript that intentionally tries to hide it.”
    http://www.geekosystem.com/apple-samsung-javascript/

  • http://www.facebook.com/christian.mercado.56211 Christian Mercado

    the judge had no right telling apple to post something ridiculous like that, lets say some girl got raped and the rapist was found not guilty for whatever reason and then the judge oder’s the girl to carry around a ‘I was not raped sign” would that be ok ? No. and second, they was not incorrect with the 1st statement they made the judge just felt stupid and made them take it off, it should be in court records that the judge said samsung is not as cool