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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RE[4]: lazy lazy lazy
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 16:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: lazy lazy lazy"
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I present to you Apple's selective quoting to make it seem as if a Samsung exec ordered its designers to copy the iPhone: you dismiss it.

I explain to you that Apple has been hammering on about 'wilfulness' which intrinsically means that it Samsung copied the iPhone *on purpose*, and thus that someone must have given the order to do so. Apparently, you don't understand the concept of wilfulness and dismiss it.

Another commenter then presents the following line, in which Apple literally argues that Samsung had a plan to copy the iPhone:

"Samsung’s documents show that Samsung developed an overall plan to copy Apple’s innovative designs and features [...]"

And you still insist Apple did not argue Samsung gave a copy order? What, is Samsung some sort of collective hivemind whose individual members all magically come up with the same ideas without executives calling the shots?

This is so incredibly crazy. We've given you everything you asked for and more, and yet you continue to ask for more 'proof'. Yes, this is EXACTLY like people asking for ever more missing links - and that's not trolling, it's a pointy simile to illustrate how ridiculous you sound.

Edited 2012-10-10 16:40 UTC

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