Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th May 2011 17:23 UTC, submitted by John
Legal In order to not overwhelm OSNews with even more legal news, I didn't report on the recent developments in Apple v. Samsung until we had some more stuff to consolidate. Well, since the goings been getting good lately there, let's talk about it. Samsung was ordered to hand over a slew of unreleased products and materials to Apple, and now, Samsung, for its part, has demanded that Apple hands over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 to Samsung. If they exist. This is gettin' good.
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RE: Look and feel
by tupp on Sun 29th May 2011 23:48 UTC in reply to "Look and feel"
tupp
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2006-11-12

In all fairness, when the Galaxy S came out, it really did look a whole lot like the iPhone 3G and 3GS.

The Iphone looks a lot like the LG Prada, which was winning design awards months before Jobs first introduced the Iphone in 2007. Here is an article from December 15th, 2006, that mentions one of the design awards that the Prada had already won: http://mobile.engadget.com/2006/12/15/the-lg-ke850-touchable-chocol...

The Iphone was the same shape/size, had a full touchscreen like the Prada, had a button on the bottom, like the Prada and had a similar shiny bezel.

Now, whether one product looks like another can be very subjective (although most would probably agree that the design differences between the Prada and the Iphone are trivial). However, if Apple fanboys cite such subjectivity (to avoid condemnation on copying the Prada), how can Apple fanboys rightfully claim that Samsung is copying Apple's design?

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RE[2]: Look and feel
by kristoph on Sun 29th May 2011 23:52 in reply to "RE: Look and feel"
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2006-01-01

Fortunately, it's not the Apple or the Android fanbois who get to decide but rather judges and juries.

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RE[3]: Look and feel
by tupp on Mon 30th May 2011 00:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Look and feel"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Fortunately, it's not the Apple or the Android fanbois who get to decide but rather judges and juries.

Not sure if it's best for an ignorant judge to be deciding such a case. We've seen what happened in Psystar and similar instances.

An ignorant jury is not much better.

Both ignorant judges and juries will probably ignore the obvious similarities between Apple's products and prior art.

Edited 2011-05-30 00:02 UTC

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