Samsung Galaxy Tab branded 'not as cool' as iPad

Apple loses patent battle against Samsung Galaxy Tab

Apple has lost a patent case against Samsung after a UK judge branded the Galaxy Tab 'not as cool' as the iPad.

It's a win for Samsung this time after a London court ruled its Galaxy tablets do not infringe on Apple's registered design for the iPad. The win came with a blow after the judge said consumers were unlikely to get the two mixed up because Samsung's aren't as cool, according to Bloomberg.

Judge Colin Birss said Samsung Galaxy tablets: "do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,"

"They are not as cool." he added.

Recently Apple got the Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet banned in the US with the judge ruling that it infringed a design patent.

"Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims in other countries based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited,"

"It's no coincidence that Samsung's latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad," Apple spokesman Alan Hely said. "This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we've said many times before, we need to protect Apple's intellectual property."

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Chris Martin

PC Advisor (UK)

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