Apple forced to publicly apologise for claiming Samsung’s tablets infringe on patent claims
Remember when we reported a while back that Samsung was about to have some incredibly exciting and hilarious positive media? This was when Apple was forced to print ads on their own website and leading publications in the UK for a 6 month period. But, these ads wouldn’t be promoting their own product, but rather, promoting their direct competitor – Samsung.
The acknowledgment must come from the horse’s mouth … Nothing short of that will be sure to do the job completely.
As such, Apple will be forced to publish ads on their homepage for a 1-month period. The ads won’t take up the whole page, but there’ll be a clear link to the Apple/Samsung courtcase that will display the advertisement.
As spokeswoman from Samsung said:
We continue to believe that Apple was not the first to design a tablet with a rectangular shape and rounded corners and that the origins of Apple’s registered design features can be found in numerous examples of prior art … Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims in other countries based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited
One word, this whole thing is – hilarious.
Update: This isn’t all in Samsung’s favour though, the judge did make it clear that Sammy’s products were not as “cool” as Apple’s iPad, as they simply don’t feature the “extreme simplicity.”