Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 22:11 UTC
Legal Previously redacted documents presented in the Apple-Samsung case do not support Apple's claims that Samsung issued a 'copy-the-iPhone'-order to its designers. It's pretty damning. Apple has very selectively and actively deleted sections of internal Samsung documents and talks to make it seem as if Samsung's designers were ordered to copy the iPhone. With the unredacted, full documents without Apple's deletions in hand, a completely different picture emerges: Samsung's designers are told to be as different and creative as possible. There's no 'copy the iPhone'-order anywhere, as Apple claimed. Instead, it says this: "designers rightly must make their own designs with conviction and confidence; do not strive to do designs to please me (the president); instead make designs with faces that are creative and diverse." I guess my initial scepticism about the documents was not uncalled for. What do you know - lawyers twist and turn the truth. Shocker, huh?
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by kristoph on Tue 9th Oct 2012 01:11 UTC
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The question of whether of not Samsung actually gave 'an order' to copy anything is a matter of conjecture.

The FACT is that they produced a giant document which had a side by side comparison of a current Samsung device and an iPhone and suggested - in writing - that specific functionality should be effectively replicated.

You can argue that they were being 'inspired' by the iPhone or some shit like that but the FACT is that they followed some of those recommendations so someone had to given an 'order' to do that.

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