High Court swats away Apple infringement claim
The exercise in mud-slinging currently being carried out by some of the biggest names in tech descended into farce yesterday when the High Court ruled that Samsung wasn't ‘cool' enough to copy Apple.
Apple had claimed that three of Samsung's Galaxy Tab products (Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7) infringed its copyrights. Samsung said this wasn't the case. Apple said this was the case. Then the High Court got involved.
The ruling, by Judge Colin Birss QC, contains a delightful sound bite - Samsung's products aren't cool enough to copy the iPad.
"They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."
Purring over Apple's design, Mr Birss said it was something people ‘would want to pick up and hold'.
"It is an understated, smooth and simple product. It is a cool design", he said.
Apple is wrong and Samsung isn't cool. Justice has been done.
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