Judge Hands Apple Really Embarrassing Punishment
Must run 'Samsung didn't copy us' ads in UK
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2012 7:19 AM CDT
In this Aug. 25, 2011 file photo a lawyer holds an Apple iPad and a Samsung Tablet-PC at a court in Duesseldorf, Germany.   (AP Photo/dapd, Sascha Schuermann, file)

(Newser) – It's the high-tech version of the old "carry an embarrassing sign around" punishment: A British judge yesterday ordered Apple to run notices on its UK website stating that Samsung didn't copy the iPad. The notices—which effectively act as ads for Samsung, points out a lawyer for Apple—must stay on the Apple site for at least six months and must also appear in British newspapers and magazines, Bloomberg reports. The order comes after the same judge's July 9 ruling that Samsung's Galaxy tablets don't infringe on the iPad's design, particularly because they're not as "cool" as the iPad.

Apple has, of course, appealed the decision. But assuming it comes to pass, Slashgear lists the papers the ad would have to run in: the Daily Mail, the Financial Times, Guardian Mobile magazine, and T3.

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Jul 20, 2012 7:55 AM CDT
Apple's fear of Samsung's Galaxy tab is a great reason to buy one. It must be good for this level of panic.
Jul 19, 2012 4:59 PM CDT
Well this case sure taken some sharp turns. Maybe this will put a chill on all these tech companies suing, counter-suing, counter-counter-suing each other all the time.
Jul 19, 2012 4:27 PM CDT
well done ! too bad jobs isn't around anymore to take this righteous slap in the face.