A senior British Judge recently ruled that Samsung’s tablets are not as cool as Apple’s. Ouch. That said, it’s actually not bad news for Samsung. This is one time when not being as cool can really be a good thing.
In a nutshell, the judge said that the tablets don’t have enough in common with the iPad for him to believe that Samsung’s tablets infringe on Apple’s designs in any way.
Here’s a portion of what the judge said:
“From the front they belong to the family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool. The overall impression produced is different. Conclusion: the Samsung tablets do not infringe Apple’s registered design No. 000181607-0001.”
Well, there goes that.
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