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Apple Loses Design Patent Appeal Against Samsung Galaxy Tab in UK

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    A British court ruled that Samsung Galaxy Tab did not pose a copyright infringement of Apple iPad. Apple and Samsung are locked in design patent infringement lawsuits around the world, with the UK being an important market for both. In addition to its ruling, the court told Apple to issue a public apology to Samsung and its customers in advertisements, with a font size no smaller than Arial 14. The court of appeal upheld its judgement that and Samsung did not infringe Apple's design.

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    Source: Reuters
     
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    GG, Appl€€€€€€

    Hope your monopoly attempts on the mobile market go down.
     
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    *Humping the air to songs coming out of my SGS3 device*
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    It's always a good day when a patent troll gets trolled.
     
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    182. blablabla It is a cool design.

    190. blablabla. They are not as cool. The overall impression produced is different.

    Conclusion
    191. The Samsung tablets do not infringe Apple's registered design No. 000181607-0001.
     
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    Very positive news for Apple :rolleyes:
    We need more like this :D
     
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    Epic backfire is epic. I'm going to put this in a frame.
     
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    I bet they post a bunch of billboards in rural north Dakota with the Ariel 14 apology.......right under an iPhone 5 advertisement.
     
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    Were it not in the UK, the middle of Montana is the best bet.

    Or on highways, facing the opposite direction of a split 2-lane.
     
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    I have become a fan of this judge, amazing punishment.
     
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    GOOD, I hope this turns into a trend, and apple looses more lawsuits and lots of money.
     
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    Nice to see the court(s) doing the correct thing. +1 to that court across the pond!

    Now we just need this to happen here in the US...
     
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    Only size 14? I would make them have to put it size 172 and get at least 2 billboards in one major city.
     
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    Why aren't the US courts fair like this?
     
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    Something like this?

    Arial 14:

    Samsung we are sorry.



    :D





    Apple = US company
    Samsung = Korean

    What kind of stupid question was that, haha??? :nutkick:
     
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    LOL. I needed that this morning.

    While I've never been one to be on the Apple Hate Cider, I'm really glad this was thrown out. The patent trolling has become absolutely ubsurd, and in the end, it only screws the consumers. More competition drives growth, lower prices, and more options for us.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I never thought I would see this day! Go UK!
     
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    More like in the Outer Hebrides islands, facing west. With sufficient magnification (and a little luck), you might be able to see the sign from the southern tip of Greenland.
     
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    Apple isn't getting everything its way in the U.S. courts:


    Apple ordered by U.S. court to reveal iPhone profit margins

    Apple won its recent U.S. patent case against Samsung, but the company may have to pay a price by revealing key profit details about the iPhone.

    Judge Lucy Koh has ordered Apple to go public with information about its sales, earnings, and profit margins on the iPhone. As a corporation, Apple does report unit sales on its various products each quarter. But it stops short of divulging how much profit it makes on each iPhone.

    Apple has maintained that revealing such information would benefit its competitors. But apparently Koh didn't buy that argument.​

    Source: c|net
     
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    Well I'm Korean American....
     
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    Did them more harm than good. Whats in the action, is inherently manifest and equal too the reaction. Nobody's above that universal law, not even apple lol.
     
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    But the judges are not. ;)
     
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    It was a very valid question, because Apple also filed suit in the US, but they actually won their case here.

    Hence his question, "why aren't the US courts fair like this?"
     

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