Apple was ordered to publish the notice on the front page of its UK website after losing an appeal in October. But while the Cupertino-based company complied, it also added a number of statements which, according to the court, were "calculated to produce huge confusion" — among them, a reference to the separate US verdict that awarded Apple more than one billion dollars in damages. Under pressure from the court, Apple has posted a second statement on its website drawing attention to the previous inaccuracies:
Unlike in the US, losers in legal cases in England and Wales are generally expected to pay the fees of their opponents, but the requirement to compensate Samsung on an indemnity basis adds an extra degree of censure to an already unusual judgement. The decision comes as British and German courts engage in a proxy war over jurisdiction in cases involving so-called 'Community designs,' legal rights similar to patents which are intended to cover the entirety of the European Union.