Samsung wins case against Apple by being not as cool

Samsung won its latest legal battle with Apple by being, in the words of the judge, “not as cool,” a rare occasion where not being hip might actually be a good thing.

Samsung won its latest legal battle with Apple by being, in the words of the judge, “not as cool,” a rare occasion where not being hip might actually be a good thing.

 
Judge Colin Birss ruled that Samsung was not guilty of infringing Apple's patent for the design of the iPad because Samsung's Galaxy Tab designs produced a different effect.
 
“They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” Birss said. “They are not as cool. The overall impression produced is different.”
 
 Samsung wins case against Apple by being not as cool
 
The judge said that the tablets may seem similar when viewed from the front, but there were significant differences, particularly with the “unusual details on the back.”
 
The two firms have been at each other's throats for several years now after Apple originally accused Samsung of “blatantly copying” its designs. A series of tit-for-tat lawsuits in nearly a dozen different countries has resulted in temporary product bans, numerous appeals, and a general mockery being made of the patent system.
 
Samsung issued a statement saying: “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.”
 
Source: Reuters