Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2011 11:27 UTC
Legal I'm guessing Apple is getting desperate, since its software patent lawsuits aren't doing particularly well. Moving on from software and design patents, the company is now suing Samsung over... Patents for mobile phone and tablet cases (more at The Verge). I think Apple has more offensive lawsuits than products now, so technically, "patent maker" is more accurate than "gadget maker" or "device maker". Fun times.
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Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

In my mind there is no doubt they copied Apple.

It's not just one thing, or two, it's well, almost everything.

People cite prior art, but this involves things that have been around for years and years, yet Samsung came with their stuff after the iPad turned out to be a success. So there is no doubt who they got their inspiration from and it wasn't Star Trek or the JooJoo (RIP).

So it beats me why people here ignore reality and claim Samsung didn't copy Apple or even call copying progress, even though Samsung isn't progressing anything.



It's because of Apple phobia plain and simple. Serious and intelligent people will put forward the 'angels on a pinhead' type arguments about this or that obscure product or drawing or whatever that means that Apple didn't invent the iPad and then try to argue that somehow Samsung didn't copy the iPad. That's the sort of intellectual collapse that a phobia can precipitate. It is painfully obvious to more objective observers that:

a) Apple try to make their products have original and distinctive designs and functionality

and that

b) Samsung try to copy Apple's entire product designs

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