Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Aug 2011 17:27 UTC
Legal So, the shadiness factor of the German EU-wide injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 seems to continue. Not only has Apple been caught supplying the court with tampered evidence, it now seems the court in Duesseldorf didn't have the authority to ban the Galaxy Tab EU-wide - at least, according to a German court which has just lifted the EU-wide ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
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RE[6]: Apple Anti-Competitive?
by tupp on Thu 18th Aug 2011 08:46 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Apple Anti-Competitive?"
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There is no doubt Samsung copied Apple's design...

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RE[7]: Apple Anti-Competitive?
by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 08:58 in reply to "RE[6]: Apple Anti-Competitive?"
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Correct, but I don't object to rectangular black shapes.

If Appel releases the iPad, after which several companies start their own tablet projects and one comes up with a design that looks a lot like the iPad, copies icons and even the design of the box how can you not state that they used the iPad as inspiration? They didn't come with a tablet after the Knight Rider or after Microsoft's tablets (well, perhaps they did, but I probably didn't look like an iPad nor did it sell very well).

Now I don't mind the shape that much. We can all agree it's hard to design a tablet that hasn't got a tablet shape en black isn't a very unusual color either for an electronic device.

Mimicking the box is just an attempt to mislead customers. And copying icons is also not necessary as it's easy to come up with your our icon set.

If you all add this up I can imagine Apple objects to it. I just don't think stuff should be banned for this, unless Samsung also sticks an Apple logo on it.

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