Apple forced to publicly apologise to Samsung

Published: Oct 19, 2012, 06:36 IST | Agencies |

Apple lost its patent case against Samsung in London's Court of Appeal yesterday after a judge ruled that the Galaxy tablet does not copy the iPad's design.

The court upheld a previous decision that said Samsung’s Galaxy tablet did not infringe upon Apple’s patents. It said there were similarities between the two devices but that Samsung had not infringed Apple’s design, in part because its products were “not as cool”.

The US company was instructed to run newspaper and online adverts admitting that the Korean company did not copy the iPad. The judge said these notices must be in a font size no smaller than Arial 14. A spokeswoman for Samsung said it welcomed the latest ruling.  

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