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UK court: Apple not required to publicly admit Samsung didn't copy iPad, for now

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Apple has been granted a stay on an embarassing ruling that called for the company to issue a statement on its UK website admitting that Samsung did not copy the iPad's design.

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According to Bloomberg, Apple has been granted a stay on an embarassing ruling that called for the company to issue a statement on its UK website admitting that Samsung did not copy the iPad's design. Just over a week ago, Judge Colin Birss ordered Apple to make the admission both online (where it would need to remain visible for six months) and in a number of British newspapers, but a London court today ruled in favor of delaying such a public shaming until Apple has the chance to argue its appeal in October. The company maintains that displaying such a notice would essentially act as free advertising for a major competitor. "No company likes to refer to a rival on its website," said Apple's lawyer Richard Hacon following the initial ruling. Of course, Apple could very well lose its appeal and be forced to honor the original, humbling punishment. For now, though, it can shift focus back to the US as both sides prepare for yet another high-profile courtroom confrontation.