Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2011 11:27 UTC
Legal I'm guessing Apple is getting desperate, since its software patent lawsuits aren't doing particularly well. Moving on from software and design patents, the company is now suing Samsung over... Patents for mobile phone and tablet cases (more at The Verge). I think Apple has more offensive lawsuits than products now, so technically, "patent maker" is more accurate than "gadget maker" or "device maker". Fun times.
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MOS6510
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2011-05-12

The question I am interested is if anyone really thinks Samsung did not copy Apple?


Apparently the way Apple shapes its products, designs its icons & GUI, puts in boxes, advertises them and makes accessories for them has become the only logical, practical and even only way to do it. Therefor nobody did copy Apple, but it's the only possible way to do it.

Besides tablet computers colored black and shaped rectangular have been around for a very long time as people have come up with examples like a children's slate, an embedded monitor in a table in 2001 A Space Odyssey and a piece of wood in Star Trek.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Besides tablet computers colored black and shaped rectangular have been around for a very long time as people have come up with examples like a children's slate, an embedded monitor in a table in 2001 A Space Odyssey and a piece of wood in Star Trek.


...and you're conveniently forgetting the Knight Ridder and CrunchPad.

But hey, the CrunchPad didn't sell very well, so it doesn't count. Only ideas stolen from products successful products count, right?

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

So you deny Samsung copied Apple and don't even blink?

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

"The question I am interested is if anyone really thinks Samsung did not copy Apple?


Apparently the way Apple shapes its products, designs its icons & GUI, puts in boxes, advertises them and makes accessories for them has become the only logical, practical and even only way to do it. Therefor nobody did copy Apple, but it's the only possible way to do it.

Besides tablet computers colored black and shaped rectangular have been around for a very long time as people have come up with examples like a children's slate, an embedded monitor in a table in 2001 A Space Odyssey and a piece of wood in Star Trek.
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So I infer that you are saying yes you think Samsung copied Apple - correct?

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

In my mind there is no doubt they copied Apple.

It's not just one thing, or two, it's well, almost everything.

People cite prior art, but this involves things that have been around for years and years, yet Samsung came with their stuff after the iPad turned out to be a success. So there is no doubt who they got their inspiration from and it wasn't Star Trek or the JooJoo (RIP).

So it beats me why people here ignore reality and claim Samsung didn't copy Apple or even call copying progress, even though Samsung isn't progressing anything.

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