So the latest in court rulings for the epic Apple vs. Samsung showdown resulted in a ruling in Samsung’s favor. According to the UK judge, the Samsung Galaxy Tab does not imitate the Apple iPad enough to be considered patent infringement. The ruling dictates that Apple needs to put a link on their UK home page that explains the judgment and also for extra flair, Apple used the wording that the judge used for fun. Read on to read what they put up.
In the ruling, the judge made several important points comparing the designs of the Apple and Samsung products:
“The extreme simplicity of the Apple design is striking. Overall it has undecorated flat surfaces with a plate of glass on the front all the way out to a very thin rim and a blank back. There is a crisp edge around the rim and a combination of curves, both at the corners and the sides. The design looks like an object the informed user would want to pick up and hold. It is an understated, smooth and simple product. It is a cool design.”
“The informed user’s overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. 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.”
So there you have it folks… apparently the iPad is cooler than the Galaxy Tab. Very descriptive judgment Mr. UK judge…