Nobody likes to eat crow, but what do you do when a judge in a court of law hands you plate full of it and orders you to shove it down your gullet? The answer to that question is forthcoming. Apple, which has been on a crusade to bury Samsung for allegedly copying the look and feel of its iPad and iPhone devices, was ordered by a U.K. judge to flip the script and take out ads stating Samsung is innocent.
Judge Colin Birss ordered Apple to post a message on its website for six months saying Samsung's Galaxy Tab doesn't copy the iPad's design, according to a Bloomberg report. On top of that, Apple is ordered to post the same notice in newspapers and magazines. As you can imagine, Apple isn't happy with the decision.
Richard Hacon, one of the lawyers representing Apple, said it's the same as having to post an advertisement for the competition. "No company likes to refer to a rival on its website," Hacon added.
Birss is the same judge that previously said Samsung's Galaxy Tab devices are "not as cool" as Apple's iPad, and therefore the two aren't likely to be confused with each other.