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November 04, 2012

Apple finally posts new Samsung in the UK

CNET - Apple has reissued and updated its Samsung "apology" statement on its British Web site after a U.K. Court of Appeal found it to be "untrue" and "incorrect." It comes off weeks of back and forth from the U.K. courts after Samsung scored a rare legal win over Apple, after the iPhone and iPad maker lost an iPad design patent suit it brought to the British court against rival tablet maker Samsung.

On October 18, U.K. High Court Judge Colin Birss originally ruled that Apple must run notices on its U.K. Web site and in a number of U.K. print publications stating that Samsung did not infringe Apple's patents and therefore did not breach U.K. law.
Birss ruled that the notice must stay on Apple's site for one month.




As it happened:
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On October 18, U.K. High Court Judge Colin Birss originally ruled that Apple must run notices on its U.K. Web site and in a number of U.K. print publications stating that Samsung did not infringe Apple's patents and therefore did not breach U.K. law.
Birss ruled that the notice must stay on Apple's site for one month.
After Samsung complained to a U.K. Court of Appeal that an earlier version of Apple's statement was inaccurate, on Thursday Apple was ordered to remove the statement, in which the technology giant embellished the "apology" with additional detail that was not sanctioned by the court.
Apple's U.K. Web site now admits its previous statement was not compliant with the court, stating:
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.


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