You know that there has been a huge furore surrounding the Apple and Samsung court cases, where different courts around the world have come up with different rulings and verdicts even though more or less, the similar kinds of arguments were used by both sides. It was not too long ago that a UK court ruled that Samsung did not copy or infringe upon Apple’s patent, “registered design No. 0000181607-0001,” and Apple has issued a statement concerning the situation. Basically, while they acknowledge Samsung’s “innocence” by the UK court, they also reminded that other European legal jurisdictions beg to differ.
Here is what they have to say.
“The extreme simplicity of the Apple design is striking. Overall it has undecorated flat surfaces with a plate of glass on the front all the way out to a very thin rim and a blank back. There is a crisp edge around the rim and a combination of curves, both at the corners and the sides. The design looks like an object the informed user would want to pick up and hold. It is an understated, smooth and simple product. It is a cool design.”
“The informed user’s overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool.”
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