Apple's 'unapologetic advert' acknowledges 'Samsung didn't infringe patens in UK'

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 05:30 hrs

Tech giant Apple has posted an unapologetic advert acknowledging a court decision that Korean-mobile maker Samsung did not infringe its design patents in the UK.

Apple was ordered by the UK High Court to post the advert after it lost an appeal last week.

It was ruled that the notice must stay on Apple's site for no less than six months to "correct the damaging impression" left by Apple's suit against Samsung.

The advert, however, hits back at rival Samsung, stating that other courts have judged that the South Korean company "willfully copied Apple's far more popular iPad," the Telegraph reports.

In the advert, Apple implies that it does not agree with the court's decision by stating that it has won similar cases in Germany and the US.

"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," the ad says.

According to the paper, the iPhone maker also quotes at length the well-publicised portions of the judgment that acknowledge that Apple's products are "cool" whereas Samsung's products are "not as cool". (ANI)

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