“Apple had been ordered on July 18 to put a message on its U.K. website and take out advertisements in British newspapers describing a London court ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy devices didn’t imitate the iPad,” Hodges and Chellel report. “That would have caused Apple ‘irreparable and disproportionate harm,’ said the company’s lawyer Anthony Grabiner today, arguing the order should be delayed pending an appeal.”
Hodges and Chellel report, “Judge David Kitchin agreed in a ruling today that the company would suffer lasting damage to its image. ‘It would not be right to condemn Apple to such a fate before it has had a chance to argue its case.’ Judge Colin Birss said in a July 9 ruling that Samsung’s tablets were unlikely to be confused with the iPad because they are ‘not as cool.’ They were distinctive enough not to infringe Apple’s registered designs, he said.
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MacDailyNews Take: Colin Birss is obviously batshit insane. It’s good to see a sane judge on the case.
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