While winning a court ruling is usually a cause for celebration, we think Samsung’s recent victory over Apple in a British court may be a hollow victory at best.
In one of the multitude of court cases currently happening between Samsung and Apple around the world over whether or not the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes on the design of the iPad, the South Korean electronics company has scored a victory in the United Kingdom. According to Bloombergs, Judge Colin Birss of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division handed down a ruling in a London court today that said the Samsung tablet doesn’t infringe on Apple’s designs and that he doubted consumers would be confused when looking at the two devices.
While this sounds like a great victory for Samsung, the company may not be doing cartwheels over the way the verdict was written. Judge Briss said that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design.” He went on to add, “They are not as cool.”
Apple has 21 days to appeal the ruling, but with wording such as that, Samsung may actually be hoping the Cupertino based company actually does so.