UK Judge: Samsung Wins Over Apple In Patent Dispute Because Its Tablet Isn't As Cool As iPad
from the that's-one-way-to-do-it dept
"They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design," said Judge Birss.Amusingly, of course, this puts Samsung in the position of celebrating its lack of coolness.
"They are not as cool," he said. "The overall impression produced is different."
In the end, this is the right result, but the reasoning is a bit odd, frankly. When patent disputes are being determined based on a judge's determination of "coolness," it seems like perhaps something is wrong with the system itself.