Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Aug 2011 10:12 UTC
Legal After revealing that Apple tampered with evidence in the German case against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, has now revealed that Apple has also tampered with the evidence in the Dutch court case (coverage in English). Apple has manipulated the image of a Samsung Galaxy S in a side-by-side comparison with the iPhone 3GS. The Galaxy S has been shortened and made narrower so that its dimensions match those of the 3GS. This piece of evidence is the only side-by-side comparison of these two devices, and is part of the summons, which, according to a Dutch lawyer, means that Apple considers it to be of special significance. Just goes to show, once more, how far Apple is willing to go to stifle competition through the legal system - lying, cheating, manipulating. What a classy, premium company, that Apple!
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Wow. No Bias in this article Thom.
by kristoph on Fri 19th Aug 2011 20:54 UTC
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Apple has asserted in its Dutch complaint several technical patents, unrelated to the size of the device, and a Community design that's also about a shape rather than a particular size.

... and ...

Apple clearly noted that there is a size difference between the two devices in its legal filing.

... and about the German case your foaming at the mouth on ...

, the judge in Germany did not base his decision against Samsung on Apple's photos alone. He also physically examined both devices before deciding that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 likely violated Apple's registered Community Design enough to issue an injunction

All that said I don't disagree that what Apple has done is sloppy and probably morally questionable but this case is not going to be decided on a couple of pictures.

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As soon as the devices are physically presented to the court the Apple case will collapse. This can only be a futile delaying tactic at best.

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kristoph Member since:

Did you bother to read my post?

The German judge not only saw the device he handled both devices and on the basis of that he decided to issue an injunction.

So, in fact, seeing the two devices convinced him that Apple would likely win the case!

Edited 2011-08-20 02:50 UTC

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