Apple recently complied with a UK court order to publicly declare that Samsung didn’t copy Apple, but its tongue-in-cheek response may have backfired. According to a report in Groklaw, the UK court has ordered Apple to pay Samsung’s legal fees on an indemnity basis because the Cupertino company did not comply with the original order.

The court claims Apple added statements that were not ordered and some that were false. It called Apple’s statement “lackadaisical at best” and ordered the company to keep the now revised notice on its website until December 15.

Apple’s original statement contained references to other judgments that found Samsung infringed. It even repeated the UK judge’s statement that Samsung’s tablets were “not as cool” as Apple’s iPad. Apple also buried the link to the statement by putting it in the footer of its website and modifying its homepage layout so you would have to scroll to see the link.

[Via The Verge and Groklaw]

Apple to pay majority of Samsung’s legal fees after ‘false and misleading’ notice originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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