The irony of all this iPad vs Galaxy Tab business is the deviation of rulings. It merely underlines the semantics of the issue – the subjective interpretation of judges and the effective performance or non-effective performance of the legal teams on either side.
How is it that the Galaxy Tab can be determined to infringe on the design patents of the iPad in the US and a month later, the UK courts come out and say Galaxy Tab is not infringing on any design patents belonging to Apple iPad?
Now the situation, which is close to becoming comedic, will have iPad legally obliged to advertise in the UK that Samsung did not copy the iPad and in the US Apple tell store owners that they will face action if they continue to sell the alleged iPad copy Galaxy Tab models.
“While Apple has had a hard time fighting Samsung in court in the U.K., it has had success against the Galaxy Tab in other countries. For example, last month U.S. District Court Judge Lucky Koh found that Samsung infringed on Apple’s design patents, and …”
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Stop the madness!
Aside from deepening the partisan divides between the Apple fans and the Galaxy Tab aficionados, it seems that the total waste of time and money would be better suited to some research and development so that consumers can enjoy even better products.