Samsung learned a valuable lesson today that it can use for its future products. And that is to make sure that its products will not look as “cool” as other products on the market. To be specific, not as “cool” as the iPad. This is the reason of one UK Judge who cleared Samsung of the charges filed by Apple against the Galaxy Tab. Said judge ruled that Samsung did not violate any patent owned by Apple and that consumers will not get the iPad and the Galaxy Tab mixed up because the Galaxy Tab is not “cool” enough to be confused with the iPad.
Additionally, the Judge also said that the two products are distinctive from one another. The Galaxy Tab is thinner and has “unusual” details on the back. This is contrary to what Apple was accussing Samsung of. Apple’s spokesman Alan Hely said that “it’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad.”
“This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we’ve said many times before, we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property,” said Mr. Hely.
The UK Judge has given Apple 21 days to appeal the ruling. If not, Samsung may walk away free and proceed with selling their Galaxy Tabs in the UK Market.