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UK Judge Says Samsung Can Sell Their ‘Not As Cool’ Tablet

UK Judge Says Samsung Can Sell Their ‘Not As Cool’ Tablet

July 9, 2012
In the U.K., Samsung convinced a judge that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 shouldn’t be removed from shelves over ongoing patent disputes with Apple. Still, the ruling probably stung the South Korean company nonetheless, according to Bloomberg. In making his ruling, Judge Colin Birss denied Apple’s request to have Samsung’s tablet pulled from the U.K. market. However, the ruling came with these interesting words:
The Galaxy tablet doesn’t infringe Apple’s registered design, Judge Colin Birss said in a ruling today in London. He said that consumers weren’t likely to get the two tablet computers mixed up. The Galaxy tablets “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” Birss said. “They are not as cool.”
Late last month, Apple did succeed in convincing a U.S. judge that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was too similar to their best-selling iPad. In doing so, the tablet was pulled from shelves here. Apple also won an injunction recently against Samsung over the Galaxy Nexus. For more on the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung, be sure to check out our previous coverage on the subject. Source: Bloomberg

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