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(Gizmodo)   132-page internal Samsung document unveiled in court, in which Samsung expressly states how much they love Apple's designs, and that they need to copy it. Nail, meet coffin   (gizmodo.com) divider line 13
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2012-08-08 08:14:33 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-08-08 06:54:59 PM  
1 votes:

H31N0US: Gizmodo is in full on Apple White Knight mode today.

Still getting an SIII.


Have a heart, ever since they were busted buying stolen property and had their press passes revoked by Apple the whole Gawker network has been one gigantic butthurt machine towards 1 Infinite Loop. This must be exceptionally painful for them.

Delicious. But I still ain't visiting no farking Gawker site.
2012-08-08 05:46:24 PM  
1 votes:
The "Free Market" stopped being quite so cool when the people with money realized they could make even more money by funding lawyers more and engineers/designers/scientists less.
2012-08-08 02:50:14 PM  
1 votes:
So, Samsung admits to copying and the iHaters go into frenzied denials. Made my day.
2012-08-08 02:36:36 PM  
1 votes:

wmoonfox: I hear you, but we're not talking about a novel packaging idea; we're talking about a rectangular cardboard box with a picture of the product on the front. This would be akin to Coca-Cola suing Pepsi over packaging their product in bottles at all.


There's a difference between simply using a cardboard box and aping the entire look and feel of the packaging.

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2012-08-08 01:21:52 PM  
1 votes:

machodonkeywrestler: Great, now Apple will try to patent the white box.


I believe the Queen has one of those.
2012-08-08 12:42:52 PM  
1 votes:
Gizmodo is in full on Apple White Knight mode today.

Still getting an SIII.
2012-08-08 12:16:21 PM  
1 votes:

Gaboo: mdking09: not when photoshop is removed from the equation.

What photoshop? I posted the first generation of each device, not picking random iterations that would obviously look a lot less like each other.


The image of the Galaxy is re-sized to give the false impression of additional similarity. Please, don't trust everything Apple presents at face value. They've been caught bullsh*tting repeatedly. Here's a valid comparison shot. If you still want to claim similarity, fine, but base your assertions on reality please.

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2012-08-08 12:14:12 PM  
1 votes:
The thing to remember is this:

This whole case is about DESIGN PATENTS. Design patents are solely about the look of the device. Any part of the look that is _functional_ is explicitly not protected by the design patent. If there is a reason for the way the device looks that is not simply "Because we think it is prettier that way", then anyone can copy that design element. Reasons such as "Rounded corners are less likely to shatter on impact." "Rounded corners allow the device to easily slide into a pocket." "Rounded corners are more comfortable in the hand." If the jury can be persuaded that any of these are valid reasons for rounding corners, then they are supposed to find that rounded corners are not a protected part of the design.

If "Black reflects less glare" is a valid reason for a black bezel, or "because we need something to hold the screen in place, and this is the most economical, in terms of both space and cost." is a valid reason for a black bezel, then it is a functional advantage, and not protected by a design patent.

What is truly amazing is that Apple is continuing to use Samsung's technology patents, without paying for them (just about every other phone manufacturer cross-licenses all of their technology patents with each other - Apple refuses to), and that they continue to get away with it.
2012-08-08 12:02:52 PM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Gaboo: [www.bitterwallet.com image 411x408]
They look a littlebit more than "similar."

And I can tell them apart.


My HTC incredible also has a a very similar look. Although I can tell it apart from my wife's iPhone, in that mine is the one with bars and hers is the one with "No Service".

When you have that small of a space to work with, things tend to look at the same. In the auto industry most of our competitors have steering wheel controls and nav system buttons in the same place. Because those places are the places where the human hand naturally expects them to be. However we're all mature and manage to show our differences without patent trolling.

/Samsung's total rip off the Apple icons is a bit questionable and I've yet to see another Android UI that does that
//off course I'm off on Cyanogen's mod
2012-08-08 11:40:41 AM  
1 votes:

relcec: a rectangle should not be patentable.


A rectangle with rounded corners my friend. Because of course the concept of rounding the corners, as opposed to sticking spikes on them, on something consumers hold in their hand is a farking genius idea and deserves protection.
2012-08-08 11:27:19 AM  
1 votes:
Of course the judge allowed the damning evidence from Apple. Samsung has internal Apple memos from before the iPhone was invented describing the shape of the phone and referencing similar existing Samsung devices. Samsung also has a prototype ipad that looked nothing like the final version (it looked like the lid of a macbook) then it mysteriously changed shape to very much resemble an early samsung tablet design. Neither of these things was allowed as evidence, so either this judge has already made up her mind to side with the American company over the Korean company, or Samsung has retarded lawyers that violated protocol and screwed their company over.
2012-08-08 07:20:24 AM  
1 votes:
"Samsung ? Past tense?"

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