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Apple must re-write Samsung apology within 48 hours

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Nov 2012 20:11 User comments (11)

Apple must re-write Samsung apology within 48 hours Apple's non-apology was not compliant with court order.
The iPad-maker did add a page explaining that a UK court had ruled that Samsung did not infringe on the design of Apple's tablet PC, with the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

However, reading the message that Apple posted, you would get an impression of mockery rather than an apology. Apple also went as far as to mention court orders in other countries had gone in its favor.

Samsung complained that the statement made by Apple on its website did not comply with the court order, and UK judges have agreed with the South Korean firm. They ordered Apple to remove the statement within 24 hours, and re-write and publish another within 48 hours.

Michael Beloff QC, representing Apple, told the Judges that Apple felt it complied with the order, and also commented that Apple was being made grovel. He requested that the company be allowed 14 days to post the replacement statement, but the judges rejected the request.

"We are just amazed that you cannot put the right notice up at the same time as you take the other one down," Lord Justice Longmore told Mr Beloff.

The original order came after Apple was unsuccessful in appealing a decision in Samsung's favor. Its intention was to clear up any possible confusion among UK consumers that Samsung had stolen Apple's design, and that its presence in the market, and future support from the manufacturer, were uncertain.

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11 user comments

11.11.2012 20:57

lol 14 days? Really gotta take your time scrounging up that fake apology huh? Get to work.

21.11.2012 21:08

Finally. A judge that doesn't lick Apple's apples. Listen, if they would have posted a proper apology, then fine... but Apple basically just repeated that 'the court' found that Samsung didn't infringe on any patents. That's a backhanded apology and if I did that when I was a kid, I'd get slapped in the face by my mom for being disingenuous.


-Sean-

31.11.2012 21:41

Same here dj. I would have been smacked upside the head and told that's not the proper way to apologize. On topic, crApple's smugness seems to know no bounds. Their attitude appears to be: "Yeah, the British courts ruled against us, but it doesn't really matter because courts in several other countries ruled in our favor. So big deal."

41.11.2012 22:54

that is because the judge is a droid fan lol he hates apple lmao

51.11.2012 23:21

chefdamo, how do you know?

62.11.2012 7:22

Originally posted by ddp:
chefdamo, how do you know?

Since that's the same thinking Apple haters use when Apple ISN'T being punished???

72.11.2012 11:53

Originally posted by chefdamo:
that is because the judge is a droid fan lol he hates apple lmao
Signed,
15 year old fanboy.

88.11.2012 7:50
Zoo_Look
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Quote:
Michael Beloff QC, representing Apple, told the Judges that Apple felt it complied with the order, and also commented that Apple was being made grovel.
Apple being made to grovel? I actually feel sorry for them...

98.11.2012 12:56

Im sorry but Im fed up of seeing you two companies bickering at each other every damn week, grow the hell up.


Steve

108.11.2012 17:07
Zoo_Look
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They started it...

119.11.2012 19:30

Judge should demand to know the specific individual(s) who put together this joke of an apology and fine them personally. He should also disbar those who might be lawyers. That will teach them that they are not playing in the stupid US joke of court.

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