Apple might not have liked having to publish a notice stating that Samsung did not copy its design, as the result of a court ruling, but it complied all the same. Or did they? A UK court of appeal has criticized the firm over its choice of wording, considering it slippery enough to warrant a rewrite. The Guardian reports that the acknowledgement posted by Apple was deemed non-compliant with the court's order. Apple has today been told to correct its statement, and re-post it on the front page of its website, with at least an 11-point font (and not as a hidden footer link) within 48 hours. The Cupertino team rebuffed, claiming that it would take at least two weeks to get a fresh rework together, a statement that reportedly caused disbelief from some court officials. So, the clock is ticking, and somewhere a legal team is no doubt engaging in some serious thinking. The new statement must remain on Apple's site until December 14th, plenty of time to catch the attention of eager Christmas shoppers.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
With countless suits filed across the globe, the CEOs of Apple and Samsung surely have a lot to talk about. Thankfully, they'll be getting the chance to do exactly that (with lawyers in tow, naturally) at some point over the next 90 days, according to FOSS Patents. Both sides are apparently "willing to participate" in a sit down overseen by a magistrate judge. Clearly a ruling of hugging it out is needed in this case.
Update: Here's Samsung's official reply on the matter: "At the direction of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Samsung and Apple have agreed to participate in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference. This settlement conference will take place within 90 days, with the presence of each party's chief executive officer and general counsel."Permalink | | Email this | Comments