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Apple's Posts New Statement Regarding Samsung UK Suit

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Apple publishes rejigged version of old statement.

Judges in the UK's court of appeals yesterday demanded that Apple take down the statement it had posted to its website regarding its lawsuit against Samsung. Apple was reprimanded over the wording of the statement and ordered to change it. Judge Robin Jacob described the statement as a plain breach of the order. Cupertino was told to remove the statement from its website and post a new one within 48 hours.

The company has gotten step one out of the way -- last week's statement is no longer appearing on Apple's UK website -- but it hasn't yet posted the new statement. When it does, it will have to appear on the Apple UK homepage in at least 11-point font. So what will it say? Well, if an advertisement published in British newspapers is anything to go by, it will look a little bit something like this:

On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do notinfringe Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the Highcourt is available on the following link www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html. That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available on the following link www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the registered design in force anywhere in Europe.

The above appeared as a plain text ad in Friday's Guardian and was spotted by Tim Acheson. As you may have noticed, Apple has removed the paragraphs about courts outside of the United Kingdom finding Samsung guilty. The company has also removed details of the UK lawsuit, including quotes from the judge that the Galaxy Tab wasn't cool. Check out the picture of the ad, as posted by Tim Acheson on Twitter:

It's not yet clear if Apple will post the same statement on its homepage, but it seems likely. Keep an eye out for it. It will be on the Apple UK homepage until December 14.

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    internetlad , November 2, 2012 2:56 PM
    That's like if I apologized to somebody for throwing them in a lake by saying

    "On July 14th, 2012, While currently located along coastline at Pismo Beach, California, The force of gravity was used erroneously to draw Sarah Carter into a large body of chemical H20."

    Well, I guess they just said it had to be "an apology" not a good apology, or one that makes sense.
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    bustapr , November 2, 2012 3:07 PM
    lol they removed the ads from their "apology".

    before it was "uk court said samsung is innocent, but the judge said were cooler and UK court is apparently blind (apart from seeing ipad is cool) that they didnt see infringement where other courts found samsung guilty".

    uk court: "hey asshats, we said WRITE AN APOLOGY. you have a day!"

    "but... but... we cant do that in 1 day, WE NEED 2 WEEKS TO REMOVE 3 PARAGRAPHS"

    uk court: "..."

    damn right that was insulting as hell to use judges quote as an ad on an "apology" and comparing the ruling to other courts.
  • 15 Hide
    Swisser873 , November 2, 2012 2:57 PM
    Apple, the biggest patent troll of all...
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  • 23 Hide
    internetlad , November 2, 2012 2:56 PM
    That's like if I apologized to somebody for throwing them in a lake by saying

    "On July 14th, 2012, While currently located along coastline at Pismo Beach, California, The force of gravity was used erroneously to draw Sarah Carter into a large body of chemical H20."

    Well, I guess they just said it had to be "an apology" not a good apology, or one that makes sense.
  • 15 Hide
    Swisser873 , November 2, 2012 2:57 PM
    Apple, the biggest patent troll of all...
  • 9 Hide
    CrArC , November 2, 2012 2:57 PM
    So.... satisfying....
  • 5 Hide
    siciro , November 2, 2012 3:01 PM
    Lovely
  • 18 Hide
    bustapr , November 2, 2012 3:07 PM
    lol they removed the ads from their "apology".

    before it was "uk court said samsung is innocent, but the judge said were cooler and UK court is apparently blind (apart from seeing ipad is cool) that they didnt see infringement where other courts found samsung guilty".

    uk court: "hey asshats, we said WRITE AN APOLOGY. you have a day!"

    "but... but... we cant do that in 1 day, WE NEED 2 WEEKS TO REMOVE 3 PARAGRAPHS"

    uk court: "..."

    damn right that was insulting as hell to use judges quote as an ad on an "apology" and comparing the ruling to other courts.
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    Boxa786 , November 2, 2012 3:20 PM
    n1 Toms, thought you'd be behind on news like this like the site is normally, but GOOD Job keeping up. It is About APPLE ofcourse

    For all those Apple lovers and haters how about a little something like this?

    http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_lose_iphone_name_in_mexico_revise_legal_statement_in_uk-news-5037.php
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    ojas , November 2, 2012 3:28 PM
    Hmmm...there's almost no sign in that paper that the notice has been put up by Apple.
  • 10 Hide
    maxinexus , November 2, 2012 3:49 PM
    Apple did not invented the tablet, the frame dimensions or color or slide to unlock, that fruit company is the biggest hypocrat of all.
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    bigdragon , November 2, 2012 4:30 PM
    I've checked Apple.co.uk a couple of times over the past 2 weeks and have yet to see any sort of statement appear. That doesn't seem right.
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    svdb , November 2, 2012 7:19 PM
    apology?? we're Apple, we're drunk with power!!!...
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    svdb , November 2, 2012 7:27 PM
    maxinexusApple did not invented the tablet, the frame dimensions or color or slide to unlock, that fruit company is the biggest hypocrite of all.
    Unfortunately the law changed under the Bush administration (although the Obama admin. didn't try to repeal it afterwards): the first to file is considered the "inventor" now, not the first to invent anymore... which makes it all too easy for patent trolls.
    I'd be interested to know if that is the same in the UK or not.
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    ionut19 , November 2, 2012 7:57 PM
    Apple lost the Iphone name in Mexico.

    http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_lose_iphone_name_in_mexico_revise_legal_statement_in_uk-news-5037.php
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    halcyon , November 2, 2012 11:01 PM
    This just rubs me the wrong way. A court trying to force one company to apologize to another. What is this, preschool?
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    Nedal0 , November 3, 2012 12:16 AM
    Oh for heavens sake apple, just apologize already.

    Very childish stuff. Where was Apple when HP had the IPAQ ?

    IPAQ .......... IPAD...... come on HP wake up
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    bllue , November 3, 2012 12:18 AM
    ionut19Apple lost the Iphone name in Mexico. http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_lose [...] s-5037.php

    My favorite kind of news
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    dauntekong , November 3, 2012 2:35 AM
    Really? Like REALLY? Apple is not apologizing, they are just making a statement of what happen. This is not even a professional apology letter. Apple is just to damn stubborn.

    Another EPIC FAILED by Apple losers
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    echondo , November 3, 2012 5:56 AM
    ojasHmmm...there's almost no sign in that paper that the notice has been put up by Apple.


    Now that you mention it...this doesn't look like it's been posted by Apple, I don't see anything from or by Apple anywhere on the newspaper...

    Don't think this is legit.
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    Nedal0 , November 3, 2012 6:41 AM
    I believe apple are just as oblivious, childish and arrogant as any one of those that have decided to waste money on their products.

    apple is going down. I can't believe a real grown up wrote the previous notice they had on their website. Really ? coming from a company that claims multi million status ? Very self indulgent if you ask.

    Its like asking other car manufacturers not to use the round steering wheel ?

    apple users know nothing. I've asked a couple of people why they use the iphone.

    Answer: The screen broke so I bought it for cheap. Well fix it, nah too expensive. Weird !

    Very LAME in my opinion !
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    halcyon , November 3, 2012 7:01 AM
    Though I've chosen Android I used iOS enough to know that:
    1. There are more high-quality apps for Apple tablets (is it easier to develop for iOS?)
    2. IOS, in general, seems to be more intuitive than Android.

    When my 84 yr-old step-dad asked me yesterday which smartphone to get I felt better recommending an iPhone than my beloved SGS3. For reading his email, face-timing his grandson, and browsing the web occasionally I think that's a solution that will be easier for him to learn.
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    Someone Somewhere , November 3, 2012 9:41 AM
    New one is up:
    Quote:

    Samsung / Apple UK judgment

    On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of
    the High Court is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.

    That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.


    Also a larger description on the homepage.
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