Samsung Loses High Court Battle Against Apple In U.K. As Judge Finds Patents Invalid

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Samsung has today lost its High Court battle against Apple in the United Kingdom after a judge deemed that the patents the Korean company was using in its case should have never been granted.

Apple has now fended off 24 patent-infringement claims from Samsung, and Samsung’s bid to secure a 2.4% royalty on every 3G-equipped device the Cupertino company sells is looking increasingly unlikely.

Dutch Court Rules Samsung Galaxy Tabs Do Not Infringe Apple Designs

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A Dutch court has today ruled that a number of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablets do not infringe Apple designs. The court cited a previous decision made by a High Court in the United Kingdom back in October 2012, which ruled Samsung’s devices are “not as cool” because they lacked the “extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design.”

Apple Forced To Admit Defeat To Samsung In Newspaper Ads After Losing Appeal In U.K.

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You weren't expecting Apple to issue a straight and sincere apology, were you?
Apple will now have to publish adverts that state Samsung did not copy its design.

Apple has lost its appeal against a High Court ruling in the United Kingdom that deemed the Samsung Galaxy Tab does not infringe its copyright for the iPad. Despite the similarities between the two devices, the Court of Appeal upheld its decision that Samsung did not copy the iPad when producing the Galaxy Tab.

Apple will now have to place “prominent advertisements” in magazines and newspapers, explaining that Samsung did not infringe its design.

U.K. Court Decides Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs Do Not Infringe Apple’s iPad Designs

Judge Birss thinks the Galaxy Tab just isn't as cool. We agree.
The iPad alongside Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Apple has been handed yet another blow in a U.K. courtroom after the High Court of England & Wales sided with Samsung today and decided that the Korean company’s Galaxy Tab series does not infringe Apple’s designs. The judge said Samsung’s products are recognizably different to Apple’s, and are therefore free to remain on sale in the U.K.