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Apple hides rewritten Samsung notice on its website

Must be ashamed of it
Mon Nov 05 2012, 09:56
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GADGET DESIGNER Apple has posted its rewritten notice of Samsung's noninfringement on its website, although it has made it hard to find.

Apple has rewritten not only its formerly snarky notice, it has rewritten the Javascript code on its UK website making the reworded statement difficult to find.

First spotted on Reddit, Apple has tweaked its UK website so it doesn't display the notice on first glance, meaning users will have to scroll down before they see the link. Instead, Apple's resized home page makes the central image on its website, the Ipad Mini, take up just enough space so that the notice is hidden below the bottom of the webpage.

Still, once you do come across it, you'll find this message at the bottom of Apple's UK website.

"On 25 October 2012, Apple Inc. published a statement on its UK website in relation to Samsung's Galaxy tablet computers. That statement was inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales."

Click through and you'll be greeted with Apple's rewritten notice of Samsung's noninfringement, which reads:

"On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited's Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple's Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the High Court is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html."

"That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal's judgment is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe."

On Friday, Apple's rewritten notice also appeared in UK newspapers, which wasn't quite so easy for the company to hide. µ

 

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