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.