Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Aug 2011 12:07 UTC
Legal The hearing regarding the preliminary injunction in the German Apple v. Samsung case is currently under way. Biggest revelation so far? Samsung is accusing Apple of 27 (!) cases of altering pictures, all done to make Samsung's products appear more similar to Apple's than they really are. Like last time, Andreas Udo de Haes, editor at, present in the court room, is covering this. Update: It's on. Update II: Apple claims official picture of Galaxy Tab is rigged. Update III: Lolwut Apple? Update IV: Neelie Kroes is on the edge of her seat. Update V: The judge has upheld the German preliminary injunction. Final ruling on September 9.
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by Laurence on Thu 25th Aug 2011 12:19 UTC
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I really hope Apple is held accountable for this and not just given a slap on the wrist.

Regardless of what you think of their products or the whole innovation/evolution debate, tampering with evidence is a serious offense. Furthermore, using such false documents to force a ban on competitors is so far outside of what I'd personally class as fair competition that a monetary penalty doesn't even begin to equate to the audacity demonstrated.

Edited 2011-08-25 12:21 UTC

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by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 25th Aug 2011 12:26 in reply to "Justice"
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Well it is just an accusation at this point.

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RE[2]: Justice
by Laurence on Thu 25th Aug 2011 13:45 in reply to "RE: Justice"
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Samsung have proven the original claim of evidence tampering, so (rightly or wrongly) I'm already inclined to believe that there's some truth in these latest allegations.

I guess only time will tell...

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