Apple Doesn't Have to Say Sorry to Samsung Yet

This day last week, it emerged that aside from ruling in Samsung's favor in a patent dispute between Apple and the South Korean company, a UK judge had ordered Apple to publicly apologise to Samsung. British Judge Colin Birss last week ordered Apple to publish newspaper notices apologising to Samsung and admitting that the Korean company did not copy the iPad. Additionally, the apology was to appear on Apple's UK website, and stay there for six months.

The apology was supposed to undo any harm Apple's lawsuit may have done to Samsung's brand in the United Kingdom. However, it seems Samsung may have to wait a while for that apology. ITProPortal has revealed that a London court has ruled to stay the order issued by Judge Birss. According to the site, Apple's lawyers argued that the demand for an apology would essentially mean Apple advertising for Samsung. There will now be a full appeals process, which is set to kick off in October. 

Judge Birss was the same judge to rule in Samsung's favour earlier this month. Rather comically, the judge said that Samsung wasn't infringing upon Apple patents because the Galaxy Tab wasn't cool. So, while it's a win for Samsung, no doubt the company was a bit embarrassed by that comment.

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  • theconsolegamer
    I just patented the action of apologizing in text and verbally. I'm just waiting Apple.... I'm just waiting.
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  • back_by_demand
    Apple already advertises for Samsung
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    Everthing they make has Samsung componants in it
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  • NightLight
    the sIII knocks the socks out of the iphone, and they know it!
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  • theconsolegamer
    I just patented the action of apologizing in text and verbally. I'm just waiting Apple.... I'm just waiting.
    27
  • back_by_demand
    Apple already advertises for Samsung
    ...
    Everthing they make has Samsung componants in it
    27
  • Soulmachiklamo
    How typical! They're just to stubborn to even apologise... But it is in some way advertisement for Samsung though... But even then, they're just too stubborn :D Apple & Patents, it'll never end.
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