This article in Reuters caught my eye for two reasons, mainly as the Judge, Colin Birss, that instructed Apple to run ads saying Samsung did not copy its design for the iPad is actually known to me. In fact his daughter is in the same class at school as my little boy and I’m great friends with his wife, I’ve even photographed their garden. What a small world we live in
You can read more about Colin Birss’ judgement below…
Reuters report that ‘Judge Birss, who ruled last week that Samsung did not infringe Apple’s designs because its Galaxy Tab tablets were not “as cool” as the U.S. company’s iPad, said Apple should publish a notice on its website and in British newspapers to correct any impression that the South Korean company copied Apple, Bloomberg said.
The notice, which is in effect an advertisement for Samsung, should remain on Apple’s website for at least six months, the report said’.
Colin Birss rejected a request made by Samsung stating that Apple should be forbidden from continuing to claim that its design rights had been infringed, stating that Apple was entitled to hold the opinion.
Naturally, Apple have declined to comment on Colin Birss’ Judgement.