Saturday, 14 July 2012

LATEST IN (ANOTHER) APPLE COURT CASE


Samsung tablet not as cool, says UK judge

Korean Tech Giant Samsung has won a UK High Court case against Apple over the design of the Galaxy Tab.

Apple had brought the case to court alleging that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10 cpoied the design of its iPad.

The UK Judge Colin Birss disagreed saying Apple's designs were not being infringed because Samsung's Galaxy Tab was not as "cool" as the iPad, Ouch!

Courtroom showdown

Judge Birss added "They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,”

"They are not as cool," he said. "The overall impression produced is different."

The court ruling means that Apple cannot stop sales of the Galaxy Tab on the grounds that it closely resembles one of its products.

As expected Samsung was happy with the ruling "Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims in other countries based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited."

After Apple did not want  to talk specifically on the UK case instead it gave a statement that repeated its view that there was no "no coincidence" that Samsung's latest products resembled the iPad and iPhone.

Apple added: "This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we've said many times before, we need to protect Apple's intellectual properties when companies steal our ideas."

They can now appeal against the judgement it has 21 days. I hope that it decides to let it go, they really are starting to sound like spoilt little brats.

The decision is the latest in a series that have gone against Apple  on the 6th July a US court lifted a sales ban on the Galaxy Nexus smartphones although it upheld a ban on sales of the Galaxy 10.1 tablet.

Apple even had a go at HTC back in July, claiming that it stole the idea of its “slide to lock” function on its phones. Just let it go Apple!

What do you think?

Is Apple right to bring these cases to court? Or is Apple being too overzealous with its court claims?

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