Samsung wins UK High Court battle for being less "cool" than the iPad

By Leeky
Jul 10, 2012
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  1. Apple has been dealt yet another blow in its worldwide courtroom saga with Samsung, after the High Court in London ruled Samsung was not infringing Apple's iPad design because the Galaxy Tab 10 tablet wasn't as "cool" looking as the……

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  2. While I agree with the ruling, the Judge has shown his ocomplete byass towards Apple product design with the "cool" statement.
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Consumer: "Hi I'd like an Apple iPad"

    Sales person: "Here, check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10"

    Consumer: "Hmmm. Different name, but both are rectangular tablets. Herpaderp, I'm stupid. One part of my brain tells me that these are different products made by different companies, but another part of my brain is also telling me they look similar. I'm going to ignore the different names these tablets have, and just pick the one closest to me, which happens to the the Galaxy Tab 10. YEY, can't wait to tell everyone I have an iPad!!!!"

    <comes home and opens up box>

    Consumer: "Wait a second, when I boot it up it says Samsung, just like on the box. This isn't an iPad. I've been bamboozled by Samsung's doppelganger tablet. I'm gonna sue!!!!!!!"
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,038   +695

    @gwailo ^ QFT. And...oh yeah, it says SAMSUNG right across the top!

    If Apple's argument made any sense every car company would be suing every other car company. It's extra dumb with the tablets. Samsung phones are cooler than iPhones, but the iPad puts all other tablets to shame so far. Apple is embarssing themselves.
  5. Uvindu

    Uvindu TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 153

    So if apple is against the decision then they are basically saying:
    "No, the Galaxy is cooler than the iPad, Can't you see?"

    And Samsung currently is like: "Ouch, that hurt, but at least we won"

    Its a pretty awesome situation
  6. pjbnz70

    pjbnz70 Newcomer, in training

    No, the Judge did not say that Galaxy Tab is not cool as IPad. He was only comparing with the design patent Apple registered. Yes he said the design patent is cool in his rulling (that does not necessarily mean that Ipad is cool). See following link specifically No 182

    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html

    If you look at the Apple patent, you would see that the patented design does not look like IPad nor Galaxy Tab. So, what Apple is saying with the patent is that they own simple form tablet. Rubbish to me.


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