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So Apple is forced kicking and screaming to place an a notice on their site stating that Samsung did not copy their designs. And - in the process - they tell even more lies! "Apple's far more popular iPad" - are the UK courts going to let them get away with this blatant lying propaganda, which certainly isn't in the spirit of the apology they were required to tender!

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However, in a case tried in Germany regarding the same patent, the court found that Samsung engaged in unfair competition by copying the iPad design. A U.S. jury also found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design and utility patents, awarding over one billion U.S. dollars in damages to Apple Inc. So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple's far more popular iPad.

They know full-well that the patents they are talking about have already been ruled invalid by the US Patent Office, and so the compliant US jury award of "one billion U.S. dollars in damages to Apple Inc." will inevitably be overturned. The European Patent Office is now also looking at the validity of Apple's European patents, and so the German action they crow about is also more than likely dead in the water.

They pick jurisdictions where the initial standard of proof is lamentably low - a strategy which came badly unstuck in the UK - and ignore the vast majority of countries where their ridiculous claims and half-truths would be laughed at. The fat-cat Apple lawyers can't even spell wilfully, but maybe they are using an Apple spelling checker? :)

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Their Lordships answer my question in what must be record time!

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-20165664

I reckon we should apply to have Tim Cook extradited. Probably not a good swap for Gary McKinnon though! :D

Same contempt for the Italian consumer watchdog a few months back over restricting customer's rights on faulty goods, and refusing to pay fines. That one seems to be ongoing.

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On 25 October 2012, Apple Inc. published a statement on its UK website in relation to Samsung's Galaxy tablet computers. That statement was inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. The correct statement is at Samsung/Apple UK judgement.

http://www.apple.com/uk/ - but you have to scroll down!

This still does not place the apology on the homepage, only a reference to it. Apparently even this was hidden by Javascript - which, for one reason or another, has just been removed. And... it's only on the UK page, whilst the judgement applies to the whole of the EU. None of the other EU pages I've checked carry even this reference. Once again the implication of this is that it's solely a UK being out-of-line thing.

And what is your average user to make out of "There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe."? It should say there is no Apple Injunction in respect of other manufacturer's products...

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i was reading an article today about Samsung increasing the price of the processors that it sells to apple for their tablets and phones, not sure if this is related to apple supposedly approaching to change suppliers to TBMC. either way do you think apple will take the hit for the price hike or pass this on to the consumer?!

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