Apple's U.K. Apology Not Good Enough

A statement posted on Apple's (NAS: AAPL) U.K. website last week announcing Samsung had not copied the iPad's design for the Samsung Galaxy Tabs did not fit the bill, say British court of appeal judges.

The statement in question was the requirement of a U.K. patent court ruling from last July, which denied Apple's attempt to have the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tabs banned. It finally appeared on Apple's website after Apple lost its appeal last Friday.

But the apology was not quite what Samsung or the court had wanted, according to reports about a court hearing today in London.

It seems to be the last paragraph that rankled, in which Apple talked about other court cases against Samsung in which it had prevailed.

Apple requested 14 days to put up a new statement. That request was reportedly denied as at least one judge couldn't understand how it would take the tech company that long to post something on its website.


The article Apple's U.K. Apology Not Good Enough originally appeared on

Fool contributor Dan Radovsky has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.