Monday, July 30, 2012

Apple Samsung Trial: Big Implications

Common sense has to prevail. Common sense is that Apple needs to go back to the lab if it wishes to win the innovation war.

Apple v. Samsung: The patent trial of the century starts today
The highly-technical confrontation pits the world's most valuable company, whose iPhone once dominated the touchscreen smartphone market and whose iPad still has the largest share of tablet computers, against South Korea's largest manufacturer, which makes tablets and phones that run Google's Android operating system and whose smartphones are now outselling Apple's. ..... Samsung's brief: "In this lawsuit, Apple seeks to stifle legitimate competition and limit consumer choice to maintain its historically exorbitant profits." ...... Dozens more pretrial motions were unsealed last Thursday in a legal data dump almost too large to digest. ..... For its part, Samsung is reportedly demanding 2.4% of Apple's sales for use of its mobile communications technology. ...... Samsung's version of the chart will show at least 10 iPhone-like designs created in Samsung's labs before the iPhone was unveiled ..... Samsung will claim the iPhone's design changed after Apple hired a designer from Sony and got wind of their plans. Apple fought hard to keep the jury from seeing that evidence. ..... Samsung tried to prevent Apple from showing the jury five slides in its opening presentation because the images of Steve Jobs they contained might prejudice the jury. ..... Apple, on the other hand, has so far been able to keep Jobs' remarks about "thermonuclear war" out of the record, despite Samsung's objections.

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