Apple has to tell UK users Samsung didn’t copy the iPad, says judge

Kit Chellel for Bloomberg:

A U.K. judge ordered Apple Inc. to publish a notice on its website and in British newspapers alerting people to a ruling that Samsung Electronics Co. didn’t copy designs for the iPad.

Judge Birss’ order comes a week after he ruled that Samsung’s tablets aren’t likely to be confused with Apple’s because they’re “not as cool.”. Apple had sought to keep Samsung from selling the devices in the UK by claiming patent infringement.

Apple’s lawyer contends that the judge’s order is tantamount to requiring Apple to advertise a competitor’s product, but that complaint fell on deaf ears.