By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Jul 18, 2012 03:11 PM EDT
In yet another win over high-powered tech king Apple on July 9th, the High Court of England & Wales ruled that three of the Samsung's Galaxy tab models were indeed different from Apple's iPad products.
To add insult to injury, a U.K. judge ordered Apple to post the outcome on their U.K. website and in British newspapers in order to inform the public that the Korean based company did not steal their iPad design, according to Bloomberg.
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The notice will explain the ruling and be published in a wide array of publications with the goal of restoring Samsung's image.
The original case disputed by Apple was that Samsung's tablet shared their version of 'slightly rounded corners,' 'a flat transparent surface without any ornamentation,' and 'a thin profile,' according to TNW.
However, the court had dismissed Apple's arguments by giving them around 50 examples of previous art that showed their tablet's design from before 2004; which included the infamous "Knight Ridder" tablet concept being used as far back as "94."
The court also agreed with Samsung that the differences in their Galaxy Tab devices could clearly be seen by one's own eye.
According to TNW, Samsung said the following:
"Apple's excessive legal claims based on such a generic design right can harm not only the industry's innovation as a whole, but also unduly limit consumer choice."
Interesting to note, the Judge did not grant Samsung's request to block Apple from making statements in public about the Galaxy; as the iPad makers are still entitled to their opinion.
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