Apple ordered to rewrite UK court ordered Samsung statement


Apple has been ordered to take down and rectify a court-ordered message on the Apple UK website, which was to explain that Samsung’s devices were found to not infringe on the company’s iPad.

Apple had posted the message as ordered but including information regarding lawsuits between the two companies in other countries as well as their outcomes.Following a complaint by Samsung UK judges ruled that Apple had not complied with the court order and ordered that it be replaced.

The original post by Apple included the following paragraph:

However, in a case tried in Germany regarding the same patent, the court found that Samsung engaged in unfair competition by copying the iPad design. A U.S. jury also found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s design and utility patents, awarding over one billion U.S. dollars in damages to Apple Inc. So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple’s far more popular iPad”

Apple was given 48 hours to rectify the did-not-infringe message, which will have to remain in place on Apple’s UK website until 14 December. Apple has since removed the incorrect post.

Source: BBC


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