Earlier this week we reported how Apple ran afoul of a UK Court order that required them to post a public message acknowledging that the Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn't infringe upon the iPad. While Apple acknowledged as much in a statement published on its website, it also added a few paragraphs wherein it pointed out how courts in other jurisdictions came to opposite conclusions.
The Court gave Apple two days to change its statement and yesterday Apple updated said statement on its UK website which now reads:
On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic(UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do notinfringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of
the High Court is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.
That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.