Judge slates Apple over technology spat with rival

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A SENIOR judge has criticised Apple in the latest round of a legal row between the technology giant and rival Samsung.

Sir Robin Jacob said Apple published “false and misleading” material and he suggested that bosses showed a “lack of integrity” by saying staff would need two weeks to make “minor changes” to the company ­website.

He made his criticisms yesterday after the Court of Appeal heard details of the dispute ­between Apple and Samsung at a hearing in London.

Appeal judges made a ruling earlier this month – when they expressed “amazement” about the amount of time Apple wanted to post information on its website.

They gave written reasons for their decision yesterday.

Apple was instructed by judges to publish a statement acknowledging that it had lost an earlier legal fight with Samsung.

The two firms returned to court on 1 November after Samsung complained that the notice Apple posted on its website did not comply with a court order and should be altered. Apple said the notice did comply.

But three judges – Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice Kitchin and Sir Robin – agreed with Samsung and said Apple should post another statement.

The appeal court was analysing the latest stage of a dispute centred on computer technology produced by Apple and Samsung.