Apple Ordered to Pay Samsung’s Legal Fees After Recent UK Court Case

You may remember a few weeks ago we spoke about Apple having to publish a court-ordered statement on their UK website and ultimately, they did it in such a sarcastic way that they were ordered by the courts to re-write said statement.  Due to the way in which they wrote the first statement, Apple has been ordered by a UK court to pay Samsung’s legal fees for ‘embellishing’ its court ordered statement with additional details.

According to a new court order, which was issued on Friday by the UK Court of Appeal Judge Robin Jacob, noted that in the original, ‘embellished’ statement, Apple tried to lessen the UK court defeat by comparing it with similar cases in other jurisdictions. These other jurisdictions included Germany, Europe and in the USA where Apple won rulings against Samsung.  Apple’s original statement includes the line: “in a case tried in Germany regarding the same patent, the court found that Samsung engaged in unfair competition by copying the iPad design.”

One of the lines within the original statement that drew the most scathing criticism from the judge, was the following:

“So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung will-fully copied Apple’s far more popular iPad.”

Judge Robin Jacob noted that this was ‘calculated to produce huge confusion’. He added that ‘The false innuendo is that the UK court came to a different conclusion about copying, which is not true for the UK court did not form any view about copying. There is a further false innuendo that the UK court’s decision is at odds with decisions in other countries whereas that is simply not true.”

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