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  • Apple Falls Short in British Copyright Appeal Against Samsung


    On Thursday, Apple fell short in its latest appeal against a ruling that freed Samsung of any blame in copying Apple's designs for tablet computers in Europe. Specifically, Apple maintains that Samsung ripped off the general look and design of the iPad. But the Cupertino, California tech giant failed to convince the British otherwise.

    The decision handed down today could effectively end Apple's legal battle with Samsung across Europe. Britain's Court of Appeal has decidedly upheld the country's High Court judgment which declared that Samsung's Galaxy tablet did not unlawfully copy the iPad.

    "I expect this will be the end of the line. An appeal to the Supreme Court is in principle possible but there has been no indication so far that Apple plan such an appeal," says Darren Smyth, a specialist in intellectual property law. "For the design of tablets in Europe this should be the final word."

    Although Apple is yet to comment on the controversial decision, Samsung promptly issued a statement reading: "We continue to believe that Apple was not the first to design a tablet with a rectangular shape and rounded corners."

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Falls Short in British Copyright Appeal Against Samsung started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Not that our British courts are any good guilty people walk free everyday!
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by scroogelives View Post
      Not that our British courts are any good guilty people walk free everyday!
      But in this case they made correct judgement.
      Rectangular shape with rounded corners tablet??
      The person that gave Apple this copy right should be shot for all the time and money wasted.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by scroogelives View Post
      Not that our British courts are any good guilty people walk free everyday!
      I agree, people get a slap on the wrist for serious crimes in UK. Then the government will give the criminal everything they want hence so many chavs.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      First time ive heard any sense from our justice system.

      First time I have heard any sense from our justice system.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Seems like apple always win in the US but in other countries they either loose or their win is overturned.
    1. asma123's Avatar
      asma123 -
      lol did anyone see samsung's macbook air
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by asma123 View Post
      lol did anyone see samsung's macbook air
      The other stuff was kind of ridiculous, but this right here is PATHETIC.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by asma123 View Post
      lol did anyone see samsung's macbook air
      I told a guy at a local computer store I wanted to buy a Macbook and he said "I don't have those but I have something close" and tried to sell me that... I just laughed and walked out... Biggest knockoff ever.. And it's not from china!
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by scroogelives View Post
      Not that our British courts are any good guilty people walk free everyday!
      Not that ANY courts in the entire world are any good.
    1. TechnoUniversity's Avatar
      TechnoUniversity -
      Only in the US will Apple ever win on these stupid claims. I wish everyone had to stop with these patent battles. Heck apple spent more money on lawsuits than research and development last year. That is pathetic. Just make something else innovative like the iPhone and iPad and kill the competition that way.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Great news
    1. sammy1977's Avatar
      sammy1977 -
      Give it up already Apple..
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      @Appl£ you weren't the first, look and weep

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    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      @Appl£ you weren't the first, look and weep

      Attachment 614296
      Supposed to be funny how.........?
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      I told a guy at a local computer store I wanted to buy a Macbook and he said "I don't have those but I have something close" and tried to sell me that... I just laughed and walked out... Biggest knockoff ever.. And it's not from china!
      LMAO your name fits perfectly, fanboy. Considering the new Chromebook won't be available till Monday your entire post is nothing but bs. And wow, can you be anymore racist about China making knockoffs? Lastly, who goes to a local computer store to buy a Macbook

      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post
      Although Apple is yet to comment on the controversial decision
      There's nothing controversial about the decision, It's just common sense
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      Supposed to be funny how.........?
      because it just is, what happend to you lose your funny bone
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller006 View Post
      LMAO your name fits perfectly, fanboy. Considering the new Chromebook won't be available till Monday your entire post is nothing but bs. And wow, can you be anymore racist about China making knockoffs? Lastly, who goes to a local computer store to buy a Macbook



      There's nothing controversial about the decision, It's just common sense
      I never spoke of the chrome book? Because it wasn't a chrome book he was trying to sell me? Get your facts straight. But it does fit perfectly doesn't it? and I do? Drive. 5 miles to a local store, or drive 25 to best buy? Yep. Ill check the local store first. And how is that racist? They make knockoffs. Not an opinion, it's a fact. Plus did I ever say that no where else besides china makes knockoffs? Nope I didn't.
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      I never spoke of the chrome book? Because it wasn't a chrome book he was trying to sell me? Get your facts straight. But it does fit perfectly doesn't it? and I do? Drive. 5 miles to a local store, or drive 25 to best buy? Yep. Ill check the local store first. And how is that racist? They make knockoffs. Not an opinion, it's a fact. Plus did I ever say that no where else besides china makes knockoffs? Nope I didn't.
      If you go back and read your own post you will see you said "I wanted to buy a Macbook and....tried to sell me that" after quoting the picture of the new chromebook which implies that the guy at your local computer store tried to sell you said chromebook. Every country makes knockoffs not just China, to say it wasn't made in China implies racism.

      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      because it just is, what happend to you lose your funny bone
      He doesn't see the rectangular shape and rounded corners lol
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller006 View Post
      If you go back and read your own post you will see you said "I wanted to buy a Macbook and....tried to sell me that" after quoting the picture of the new chromebook which implies that the guy at your local computer store tried to sell you said chromebook. Every country makes knockoffs not just China, to say it wasn't made in China implies racism.



      He doesn't see the rectangular shape and rounded corners lol
      I was on my phone when I first looked at the picture, now noticing that is a chrome book. He tried selling me the samsung QX410 (link here: Specs - Notebooks NP-QX410 | Samsung Laptops ) now you tell me that doesnt look exactly like a Mac as well. And I still do not see how that implies racism? I still never said China was the only country to make knock offs. If i said it was, now i would understand