7/9/2012 2:35:40 PM
Samsung wins Apple case over 'not as cool' Galaxy Tab
Samsung has won an intellectual property case against Apple, after a UK High Court judge said the Korean manufacturer's tablets were not 'cool' enough to be confused with the iPad.
It is Apple's second patent defeat in the UK courts in a week. Last week, a judge ruled HTC phones do not infringe its patents.
According to a report in Bloomberg, Samsung asked the court to rule Galaxy tablets were not too similar to rival Apple devices. In his ruling, Judge Colin Birss said consumers were not like to get the two devices confused. He said: '[Galaxy tablets] do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool.'
In a statement to Bloomberg, Samsung said the ruling backed its position that its Galaxy Tab range does not infringe Apple's design. It said: '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.'
Editor: Graeme Neill