Apple has lost its appeal against a UK court's decision that Samsung did not copy Apple's iPad.
Apple and Samsung have been duking it out in courts around the world for what seems like an age. About three months ago, Apple was handed a loss when a UK court ruled that Samsung hadn't copied the iPad in the production and design of its Galaxy Tab tablet. The courts also ruled that Apple must publicly apologize to Samsung and inform readers that Samsung did not copy Apple designs.
Apple, of course, appealed the decision, delaying any such apology. However, today it emerged that Apple lost that appeal, meaning the apology is back on. The BBC writes that Apple was previously ordered to place ads on its own UK website, as well as in widely read UK publications (including the Daily Mail, Financial Times, T3 Magazine), to "correct the damaging impression" that Samsung was a copycat.
This past summer, a UK judge said that Samsung wasn't infringing upon Apple patents because the Galaxy Tab wasn't cool.