UK Judge: The Galaxy Tab isn’t a copy of the iPad because it is “not as cool”

via The Verge – All Posts by Nathan Ingraham on 7/9/12

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A UK judge in the High Court of Justice’s Chancery Division today ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab does not infringe upon the design of Apple’s iPad because Samsung’s tablet isn’t well-designed enough to be confused with Apple’s product. In the ruling, UK Judge Colin Biriss said that Galaxy Tab models “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” concluding with the rather subjective claim that “they are not as cool.” The court did find that there were major similarities in the design, noting that “the view from the front is really very striking. The Galaxy tablets are not identical to the Apple design but they are very, very similar in this respect.” However, differences in the styling…

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