A London court decided this week to delay forcing Apple to buy advertisements and post online notices saying Samsung did not copy its products.
In what has been a wacky patent infringement case, a British court ruled this month that Samsung's Galaxy tablets and phones did not infringe on Apple design patents for the iPhone and iPad because Samsung's devices weren't as cool.
Though that was an embarrassing victory for Samsung, it resulted in what may be an even more embarrassing defeat for Apple.
Last week a judge ordered that Apple would have to pay for advertisements in various British newspapers to alert consumers that Samsung's products didn't copy those of the Cupertino, Calif., tech company. Apple was also required to post the notice on its U.K. website and leave it up for six months.