Three UK judges are not pleased with Apple's shenanigans in complying with court orders to publicly acknowledge that Samsung did not copy Apple's iPad. Stalling, delays, "false and misleading" additions to the statement, and website design tricks have gotten the British judges a little hot under the collar.
Back on July 18th, UK Judge Colin Briss ruled that Apple must display an acknowledgement on its website that said that Samsung had not copied Apple. At the same time, he acknowledged that one of the reasons it was clear they didn't is because Samsung's devices were not at "cool" as Apple's.
Of course, Apple appealed the decision, but it lost, and the appeals process was just a temporary delay. The acknowledgement would have to appear on its website and in several papers in October.
So Apple put up a statement on its UK website that made the acknowledgement, but also included some of the judge's own words regarding the cool factor. The judge was not amused. He considered it a "plain breach of the order" and gave Apple 24 hours to change it.
Now appearing on Apple's UK website
The Guardian reported that the judges are furious with Apple's stall tactics. In addition to the acknowledgment, they hit Apple with additional costs "as a mark of the court's disapproval of a party's conduct, particularly in relation to its respect for an order of the court."
In the end, the Sir Robin Jacob summarized the events, "I hope that the lack of integrity involved in this incident is entirely atypical of Apple."