Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Escapes Ban in the U.K.; Judge Says 'not as cool' as iPad

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    Apparently, the judges in the United Kingdom have a bit more sense than some of the judges in the United States. U.K. Judge Colin Birss, denied Apple's requested ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. He indicated that consumers were unlikely to confuse the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the iPad because the Galaxy Tab is "not as cool" as the iPad. Here's a quote,

    While his taste in tablets could be debated, his point is perfectly valid; that Apple is highly unlikely to be harmed at all by the presence of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the market. Most consumers are informed enough to know the difference between the tablets, because the Apple iPad is so well known. Additionally, the judge decided Samsung’s products were distinctive enough because they are thinner and have “unusual details” on the back.

    Samsung made the following statement in regards to the ruling, “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."

    The judge gave Apple 21 days to file an appeal if they choose to do so.

    Source: Bloomberg
  2. vampirefo.

    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

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    Great news, yet it saddens me to know common sense doesn't exist in US judges anymore, at least the UK judges still understand common sense. To go one step further the judge prefers Ipad over android yet he ruled against apple. So the UK judge put common sense above his own personal preference. Anyway we can get our US judges wearing dunce hats? go to UK and see how common sense works in a court room?
  3. tazz3

    tazz3 Member

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    this judge must be a appel fan boy lol

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