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Apple UK Forced To State Samsung Had Not Infringed Its Designs

 5:04 pm on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

That will hurt to have to publish that retraction, i'm sure.

Apple has published a statement which admits that Samsung has not infringed its designs.

The electronics firm was forced to publish the statement by a UK High Court which ruled on a dispute between the two firms in July.

The ruling also means that Apple has to take out adverts in national newspapers saying that Samsung had not copied its designs.Apple UK Forced To State Samsung Had Not Infringed Its Designs [bbc.co.uk]



 11:48 pm on Oct 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

More and more each day it's beginning to look like we'll have to rely on European Justice systems to rein in corporations gone wild.


 1:56 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

This is a ruling in the UK for the UK market only. How is that thwarting Apple when they won essentially the same case in the US and were awarded a $1 billion in damages against Samsung?


 2:35 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

I realize this one is directly related to the UK market but the visibility goes beyond borders which brings more awareness to large corporations that not all jurisdictions of the world approach these types of practices "as just business being conducted in a courtroom". And from an outsiders point of view it appears to me that corporations within Europe have more respect for the role of a justice system rather than just seeing it as another "place of business".

From within that story it appears that USA based corporations do not have as much of a home turf advantage when dealing with suits playing out in courtrooms of other countries:
Apple has lost a series of lawsuits against Samsung brought over the design of their respective tablets. It has lost cases in the Netherlands, Australia and the US.

I read somewhere recently that the (FTC?) is closely watching events unfolding against google vs EU while building their domestic anti-trust case against google. It's because of events like the one in the OP that I say the European countries, with their no-nonsense approach, are going to help bring about international change leading to more cooperation rather than increased cut-throat competitive practices. At least I certainly hope so.


 4:09 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

In the end you have nation states or economic unions legislating the markets. I'm not sure that is the best way to go either.


 9:45 am on Nov 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

By adding to the text and attempting to blur the facts Apple has been deemed "non-compliant" with the court order and given 48 hours to put it right.


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