Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week


Court Tells Apple To Say Samsung Did Not Violate Its Patents

A U.K. judge this week ordered Apple to announce, both on its Web site and in newspaper ads, that rival Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablets do not infringe on its iPad patents, according to a report in the New York Times. Last week, the same judge made the bizarre statement that consumers were unlikely to mistake Galaxy Tabs for iPads because the former are "not as cool" as the latter. This public shaming probably won't put a dent in iPad sales, but is an embarrassing development for Apple in its ongoing campaign to prove that Samsung - now the world's largest technology company by revenue is just a big copycat.