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Samsung Tab not ‘cool’ says judge

Samsung Tab not ‘cool’ says judge

Samsung has won a UK High Court case against Apple over the design of the firms’ respective tablet computers.

Apple brought the case alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10 infringed the design of its iPad.

Judge Colin Birss disagreed saying Apple’s designs were not being infringed because Samsung’s Galaxy Tab was not as “cool” as the iPad.

As a result, he said, few would confuse the two even though they appeared superficially similar.

Court clash

“They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” said Judge Birss.

“They are not as cool,” he said. “The overall impression produced is different.”

The ruling by Judge Birss means Apple cannot block sales of the Galaxy Tab on the grounds that it too closely resembles the iPad.

In a statement Samsung welcomed the ruling and added: “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.”

Read More/Source: BBC News

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