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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Thom_Holwerda
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Go back and read the documents Apple filed. They left out a whole bunch of stuff to focus on only a few lines, most prominently this one:

"I hear things like this: Let’s make something like the iPhone."

Pretty damning, right?

That was said by a Samsung guy, but if you read this in its context, which Apple ignored, it's suddenly something else entirely. And this is just in documents - you should hear the Apple lawyers talk, where they further emphasised that Samsung specifically ordered its design team to copy the iPhone.

We now know it was all lies. Stuff Apple made up on the spot. That's progress. It's fascinating that it's impossible for you to admit that Apple's lawyers have been caught with their pants down. Then again, you people are still defending the jury foreman, so no surprises here.

Edited 2012-10-09 08:18 UTC

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