Apple loses case against Samsung

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Apple has suffered a major blow in a London courtroom as it lost its claim that Samsung's Galaxy had copied the iPad. The Court of Appeal yesterday upheld a judgment that despite some similarities, Samsung's tablet did not infringe Apple's design, in part because its products were "not as cool" as the iPad.

Apple was ordered to run advertisements in selected British newspapers and on its own website to "correct the damaging impression" that Samsung's product was a copy.

The court said the iPad giant must keep the notice on its website for six months. Samsung said: "We continue to believe that Apple was not the first to design a tablet with a rectangular shape and rounded corners and that the origins of Apple's registered design features can be found in numerous examples of prior art."

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