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UK Judge Orders Apple to Post on Website that Samsung Did Not Copy iPad Design

We need some of these U.K. judges shipped over here as soon as possible. In a recent ruling, Judge Colin Birss has ordered Apple to place a statement on the official Apple website that Samsung did not ripoff Apple’s iPad design with their Galaxy Tab lineup. Apple’s lawyers did contest this at first, explaining that this is essentially promoting Samsung on their own site, but the judge incredibly dismissed the claim.

Along with the statement that will remain on Apple’s site for the next six months, they must also publish it in several UK newspapers and magazines to help Samsung’s overseas image. Booyah!


Cheers Ryan and Matt!

  • socalrailroader

    I will not make false accusations, I will not make false accusations, I will……. 😀


  • Apple made this judge so mad, she made a ruling that is 100% humiliating to Apple and it’s shareholders. Samsung is getting free advertisement on Apple’s site!! I don’t think this has ever been done. And it proves Apple is a lying company that has lost it’s way.

    Be on the lookout for people to jump ship at Apple and many Apple fanatics to start a riot.

    I bet Tim Cook and Apple’s Ego is about as small as an ant right now. No longer can they say that competition is copying their IP because the writing is on their website!! LOL

    I have to get a wallpaper shot once Apple post it and post it as my avatar forever.

  • Fiat Liberty

    “We need some of these U.K. judges shipped over here as soon as possible.” No we don’t, we need to end copyright laws… end government awarded monopolies.

  • They will have this on their site when the iPad 5 is released. Yes, 5.

  • I think this is the happiest news article I’ve read all week. Maybe month? Yeah probably all month.

  • This is insanely awesome. As both and Apple and Samsung fan I can not believe it has come to this.

  • nightscout13

    A WIN for all mankind. Seriously, We need judges like this here in California.

  • CHRIS42060

    Gotta love a little iKarma

  • TrevorSP

    this just made my day lol

  • Buckoman

    Where can I find where they published it? Just visited their co.uk website and can’t find it anywhere.

  • Neomastermind

    Apple PR twist: Samsung did not copy the superior design and superior functionality of the magnificent Apple iPad, whose brilliance is likened to that of our very own Sun. Never has there been a more beautiful product ever created and the only way it shall be surpassed is if Sir Jony births another. -Apple PR

    • Treknologist

      Good thing the Samsung legal team has to approve whatever statement crApple comes up with! LOL

  • ness

    lolz, can’t wait to see this on Apple’s uk site. Well done judge…well done.

  • jj

    i think this is the beginning of true justice….

    all the major companies being sue by apple should ask the judge for a disclaimer when the verdit is read….. loser shall post of no infringement patent of any kind on their website.
    man….can you guys imagine the front page of apple.com….{clap – clap} {clap – clap}

  • J.B

    haha, well that backfired on Apple.

  • wonder if it will be in print so small you cant see it

    • Artune

      You’ll only be able to see it in retina display mode

  • I like this. You sue and lose YOU should be punished. It will make apple think twice before suing everyone and their grandma.

  • I’ll be checking in on http://www.apple.co.uk to get that screen shot.

  • Steve Wojciechowski

    I’m just going to publicly state this, if you buy an apple product you are dumb.. plain and simple. I just read an article that stated people were going after apple for false advertising with how well siri works. You know what apple’s answer was? “Buy a different phone.” Not “oh, we are looking into it, hope to improve in the future, blah, blah”, the said “Buy a different phone. Reminds me of “Don’t hold your phone that way.”

    If you support a company like this, I cannot associate with you, I’m sorry. The worst part about this is not apple’s snobby attitude, its the fact that there are actually people supporting this notion, as if that is an appropriate answer. God help you apple lovers.

    • nucat176

      Can you link to Apple’s reaction to the Siri stuff? I’m honestly just curious. I am an android fan and I do believe you I Just want to read more about it.

      • Treknologist

        I can tell you it is quite true. I remember reading it, I think on Daily Tech. Even a quote from Tim Cook saying that very thing, if I remember correctly!

      • NeedName

        took me all of two seconds to find an article on the topic. . . Google is your friend


        • nucat176

          Thanks for the link, you don’t have to be a dick tho. Nonetheless, hilarious. And very typical of apple.

    • Anonymouse

      http://www.facebook.com/steve.wojciechowski1?ref=ts Is this you? I think I might have known your sister

    • Erickbernal27

      First and foremost.. You sound like a punk kid.. “If you own this then I can’t associate myself with you” oh wow, what are you going to do next? Delete me as a friend from facebook or unfollow me on twitter?
      Second, Apple was right when they specifically told the guy trying to sue them to “Buy a different phone” obviously when he purchased the phone he knew about Siri if it didn’t work exactly how it should have he should have returned it, not wait months after and then try to sue Apple, and try to make a quick buck.

  • Dan-O

    And now write on the board 50 times…I will not be a patent troll

  • AlexKCMO

    I feel like I need to find a montage of Kelso from That 70’s Show yelling “BURN!”

  • JabroniUNM

    God save the queen

  • Stewie

    It’s about time the patent Troll got it in the ……

  • PhillipCun

    Trolling judge, i love it. SO MUCH WIN

  • cowdog

    I am not an apple hater (happily use many of their products), and Samsung isn’t high my list of companies I prefer to support through my consumer choices. That said, this is awesome! Apple certainly has legitimate ip to protect through patents. This specific suit, however, always seemed bogus to me. The outcome is appropriate.

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    And Apple sues the United Kingdom in 3…..2…… lmao

  • ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh burn !!!!

  • CHRIS42060

    This is so awesome I may just move to the UK. A constitutional monarchy can’t be that bad with a judge like this.

  • master94

    Judge makes Apple write on the proverbial blackboard, “I shall not lie, bully and try to defame others.” 100 times

  • thats what you get for doctoring images to make it look more like your product….suck it apple!

  • I’m sure Apple will make the “statement” it only visible to those accessing the website from the UK….

  • cresec

    How’s your battery life, though, Samsung fans?

    • A week with moderate usage… All it would need to do is last one day and then you can charge it at night anyway. If you are on something (iPad) soo long consistently everyday that the battery doesn’t stand up you need to get a life.

    • around 5 hours using netflix longer for games and such

    • LionStone

      You’ve got to be kidding, right? My GTab 10.1 gets great battery life.

    • nucat176

      Infinite, since I always have a spare battery fully charged. Swap one out, charge the other. Removable battery ftw. The iPhone 4s doesn’t even have good battery life for a smartphone

  • Gus

    The patent trolling finally bit them in the ass.

  • tnfcngs

    Best troll ever. Troll Judge is a troll.

  • New_Guy


  • Androidandwp7equalsPower

    Nice. Go Samsung

  • richcricketz

    plz post a screen shot when this change on apples website takes place. I will be waiting eagerly for the picture 🙂

  • nucat176

    I don’t understand this ruling at all. I thought every tablet that had a screen and was in the form of a rectangle was a copy of the ipad? This judge clearly isn’t very intelligent

  • apple had it coming with all of their bitchy lawsuits!

  • Javelin_Jack

    Steve Jobs must be rolling over in his cryogenic chamber.

  • Biohaz7331

    YES finally some justice!

  • iSeeBothSides

    This is also th same judge who said Apple has nothing to worry about because Samsung tablets aren’t “as cool” as the iPad…. 😉 Just saying!

    • New_Guy

      I am quickly becoming a fan of this judge =)


    I think someone just rolled over in their grave….YIKES!

  • This is a genius way to help persuade companies from making crummy patent claims. I can’t say how much I love what this judge has done.

    • New_Guy


      Oddly, I’m not as happy about it being an Android win as I am about it being a win for patent war discouragement overall.

      Great point

    • H0bb1t

      It’s the one brilliant thing about lawsuits in the UK, if you lose they make damn sure you don’t come back to waste their time. In the US people keep throwing lawsuits at each other until someone runs out of money. In the UK the loser pays all wages to teach him a lesson from wasting the courts time.

  • EvanTheGamer

    UK Judges FTW!!

    Hahahahha, take that ya filthy animals!

  • EC8CH

    Too bad California judges aren’t bright enough to spot the differences.

    • nightscout13

      Judge Koh didn’t squint hard enough.

      • Blood

        He sounds Korean is he?

        • nightscout13

          She’s a female Judge, and I am not certain of her Origin.

          • Erickbernal27

            Well, there’s your problem! Female.

          • nightscout13

            Personally, I agree. A courthouse is not a place for a female, because of their mood swings.

          • Jane

            Hm… than maybe males should not be nurses in hospitals, because they do not have enough emotions to sympathize and care for their patients?

          • nightscout13

            Funny you should mention Hospital employee’s. I happen to work at a hospital in California, and female nurses fly off the handle more often than not. Male nurses on the other hand, have more patience with patients.

          • I can confirm this!

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Is the comment up on their site yet? I gotta see this!

  • LionStone

    Oh that bites! ….for apple! He he…

  • dcvolcom909

    Can’t wait to get a screenshot so I can set it as my Desktop Background!

    • Anthony_Armando

      this! brilliant!

    • Nicholas Vettese

      I actually was thinking the same thing… More people to piss off!

    • Better yet. Set it as a background in the Mac store.

    • Nick

      haha me too.

      • michael arazan

        Just went to apple’s web page to see it, my first time ever at crapple’s website, did not see it anywhere, is it only at a .uk or .eu site?

  • Sean Livingston

    This is the most LOL thing I have ever seen.

  • Instant lunch

    That’s just awesome!

  • WhatsUp!

    Hahahahahaha I love it. I don’t like Apple, but I also wonder if this judge is even smarter than we think he is by showing how absurd it is to allow judges this much control over every part of our lives.

  • Robert Goddard

    So Much Win!

  • jr

    LMAO HAHA this is embarassing for crapple

  • nsauce7
    • The judge just said this so Apple wouldn’t be quite so pissed. It’s like complimenting someone before you criticize them so they won’t be so defenseive.

      • nsauce7

        Haha thought it was funny for him to say tho.

  • Scott Willenborg

    CRTL+Print Screen = my new wallpaper….

  • Anthony_Armando

    i use to sue competitors with better products rather than innovate, but then i had to post on my website saying that no design infringement had occurred…uh, i mean i took an arrow to the knee.

    • better products? too be fair Ipad2 > Galaxy Tab 10.1. obviously phones are a different story. and so is the TF201 and the new nexus 7 where an argument can be made in there favor over the ipad but the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was not better than the iPad 2

      • New_Guy

        I agree. The ASUS Infinity is unmatched in my opinion, but not the GTab. But, that’s not important right now. What’s important is that this striked a blow in the patent wars overall. And that, my friend, makes me happier than anything else about this.

  • Bionicchimp

    Haha apple serves you right for all your annoying lawsuits hope this happens more often.

  • SirSoloDolo

    Apple you were good, real good but as long as Samsungs around you’ll always be second best ya hear?

    • Neomastermind

      In what? Sales? Oh that’s right…

      • William Neal

        does sales make the product better? does that mean bikes are far better then cars? since they have more sales? or a cheap Honda better then a Lexus?

        • Neomastermind

          More sales leads one to believe that a certain product is doing something better than the rest if they’re directly competing against one another. Cars don’t directly compete with bikes. Cars compete with other cars. Tablets compete with tablets.

  • Alex

    thats awesome

  • Sirx

    Wow! This might make the Apples/Nokias/Samsungs/Etc. of the world think twice before throwing frivolous lawsuits around like spoiled children.

  • Nate


  • ddevito

    Apple gets a gas face

  • Kyle Fullmer

    There is a term for this, schadenfreude.

  • gregmr

    THIS is why the other countries are winning!

  • David in ATL

    love it!

  • big007hed

    Haha thats awesome!!!!

  • Sebastian Encina


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    • EvanTheGamer

      Spot on!

    • Have all my internets!

    • Allen Byrd

      omg i haven’t laughed this hard all week
      Thanks! xD

    • Died

  • gadgetryan

    Judge must be an Android user!!

  • Asuriyan

    Now that… is what I call justice.

  • lol

  • Liderc

    Woah, win.