Date: July 9
Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in a contentious patent suit since April 2011 when Apple accused the South Korean company of making products that were similar "beyond the realm of coincidence" to the iPhone and iPad. The lawsuit was like a white-collar world war, taking place in a number of countries and consuming a vast number of financial resources. For a while it seemed like it would never end. The two companies met in late May to hash out their differences and walked away no better than they arrived.
Then, finally, earlier this month, the lawsuit—well, a part of it, anyway—came to a hilarious and unexpected conclusion. Judge Colin Birss ruled that Samsung's Galaxy tablets did not have the same "They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."
Hey, a win's a win, right?