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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Uh, I think you really have no understanding of what this court case is all about. Apple is arguing that not only did Samsung copy Apple - but it did so *wilfully*. Wilfully means that it was done *on purpose*. In other words, that someone inside Samsung said "copy the iPhone" (that's what trade dress is - the entire appearance). Apple's lawyers have hammered on about wilfulness all through the court proceedings and their filings - and this document, as well as the side-by-side comparison - was used to strengthen Apple's argument that Samsung acted wilfully.

This is all quite basic stuff.

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