In what can only be termed a back-handed compliment, Samsung was cleared of copying Apple iPad design because its Galaxy tablet computer was "not as cool."
The decision came from the British Court of Appeal Thursday which denied that Samsung's tablet infringed on Apple's patent, according to Reuters. A similar case in the United States also ruled the same way -- although a jury decided that patent infringement by Samsung occurred in components of the iPhone an iPad, design wasn't a part of it, the Guardian reported.
The British decision on Apple's appeal is valid throughout Europe and is likely to prohibit any further appeals.
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