Apple has had a lot of success in playing legal games with Samsung, winning a range of judgements that state Samsung is infringing on Apple’s patents.
One jurisdiction Apple hasn’t succeeded in is the UK, where a judge famously stated Samsung’s products simply weren’t as “cool” as those of Apple’s.
In a link from its Apple.co.uk front page, Apple notes the judgement, on the 9th of July 2012, that ruled the “Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001”, while linking to a copy of the full judgement.
Apple pulls no punches, however, when it then quotes the judge’s statements concerning Apple’s and Samsung’s products:
"The informed user's overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."
Apple then goes on to note other details about the case, including the fact that “other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple's far more popular iPad.”
So, you win some, you lose some, but with Samsung able to rapidly change its designs and three new challengers in Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8, all of which Samsung is supporting in addition to its astounding array of Android-based efforts, Apple’s wins, while big in places like the US with over $1b awarded, aren’t slowing Samsung down too much.
The great tablet wars continue!