Apple has rewritten a court-ordered notice on its UK website that makes it clear that Samsung did not copy Apple's patented tablet design.
The new notice is shorter than the original notice that Apple put up on the site last week.
It is also lacking the subtle snark of the last notice. And that's just what the British court wants.
What we'll call the "snarky notice" chapter of Apple and Samsung's patent battle began Oct. 18 when the high court justice of England told Apple it had to place a simple statement on its website laying out the court's ruling that Samsung had not copied Apple's patented tablet design, and place a similar notice in British newspapers.
Apple complied, but with a twist. The company did indeed lay out the British court's findings, but also added a few paragraphs from the ruling that said the court found Apple's design to be "cool" while Samsung's tablet design was not "cool."
Apple then went on to say that a German court found that Samsung did copy the iPad design. And that a U.S. jury found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design.