Apple chastised by UK court for sarcastic Samsung statement
Apple has been chastised by the UK court of appeal for the content of its acknowledgement that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad. Apple was ordered to post the statement last month after losing an appeal in their UK patent case against Samsung. The issue with Apple’s statement are the added details about other, similar cases around the world, which Apple has won. Because the mentions of these cases were additions to the original order, the court of appeal stated that Apple’s statement was not compliant with the terms of the order, and they would have to correct the statement. Charles Arthur of the Guardian reports:
The acknowledgement put up last week, linked from the home page by a tiny link, was deemed to be "non-compliant" with the order that the court had made in October. The court has now ordered it to correct the statement – and the judges, Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice Kitchin and Sir Robin Jacob, indicated that they were not pleased with Apple's failure to put a simpler statement on the site.
At a hearing in the court in London on Thursday morning, the judge told Apple that it had to change the wording of the statement within 48 hours, carry it on its home page, and use at least 11-point font.
Apple originally added four paragraphs to the ordered statement when they posted it to their UK website. This included the declaration that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab was not as “cool” as the iPad, made by the original trail Judge, was also added to the statement. It is unknown if that will need to be removed, though it is likely, considering it is an addition to the original order. Apple has been ordered to keep the amended statement on its website until December 14.
So, your move Apple. What will it be next, a nice Animated GIF off to the side maybe?
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