Samsung took another huge victory against rival Apple in the United Kingdom after its court ordered the iPad–maker to reimburse the Korean tech firm all the legal fees spent since the beginning of their highly publicized patent infringement case in the country.
The U.K Court of Appeals found out Apple of violating its previous order by embellishing its statement of apology intended for Samsung with other details.
Samsung garnered a rare victory against Apple in the U.K court, asserting its rights over the patents of their devices which were previously alleged by Apple as ‘copied products.’
The U.K court then ordered Apple to issue a statement on its web page and print publications, informing the consumers that Samsung did not copy the iPad in the country.
Apple released a statement on its website but the thoughts of supposed to be letter of apology did not look apologetic to readers, prompting Samsung to file a complaint before the U.K Court of Appeals.
U.K Court of Appeal Judge Robin Jacob said Apple tried to lessen the U.K court defeat by presenting similar cases in other jurisdictions such as in the United States, Germany, and Europe where Apple won favorable verdicts against Samsung.
“In a case tried in Germany regarding the same patent, the court found that Samsung engaged in unfair competition by copying the iPad design.” Apple mention on its statement.
“So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple’s far more popular iPad,” stated by Apple.
Jacob said Apple released ‘false and misleading statements’, claiming there’s no patent of any kind has been involved in Germany or in the United Kingdom with regards to the patent.
With these findings, Jacob ordered Apple to reimburse Samsung all legal fees spent by the Korean firm ever since the patent infringement case commenced in the U.K Court.