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U.K. court sides with Samsung in Apple suit

OCTOBER 19, 2012

“Britain’s Court of Appeal has backed a judgment that Samsung’s Galaxy tablet computer is “not as cool” as Apple’s (AAPL) iPad — and therefore doesn’t infringe Apple’s rights.

The panel’s upholding of the findings of by a lower court endorses the U.K. judgment which made headlines around the world when it was handed down in July. Judge Colin Birss had then gushed over Apple’s design, while knocking back the company’s case against its rival”. (Silicon Valley Mercury News)

Patents are a form of censorship.

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