Apple Posts Its Second Apology to Samsung on UK Site

Apple complies with requests by the United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal

By Filip Truta on November 4th, 2012 14:15 GMT

Apple is complying with a court order in the UK regarding the company’s legal spat with South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, acknowledging via legal jargon that Galaxy Tab tablets didn’t copy the iPad.

As instructed by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, Apple has updated the front page of its UK website to acknowledge that it got a slap on the wrist for posting an inaccurate statement regarding its litigation with Samsung.

“On 25 October 2012, Apple Inc. published a statement on its UK website in relation to Samsung's Galaxy tablet computers.”

“That statement was inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. The correct statement is at Samsung/Apple UK judgement,” reads the text.

Visitors following the link provided by Apple are directed to a standalone page featuring the company’s full statement regarding the “Samsung / Apple UK judgment.”

There, Apple further acknowledges that, “On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001.”

In other words, Apple admits that Samsung does not infringe the iPad design.

As before, Apple includes a link to a copy of the full judgment of the High Court – www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.

The Mac maker adds that said judgment “has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012.”

A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is also made available at www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html.

The statement ends with Apple noting that “There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.”
Apple UK site screenshot
   Apple UK site screenshot
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