Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 22:11 UTC
Legal Previously redacted documents presented in the Apple-Samsung case do not support Apple's claims that Samsung issued a 'copy-the-iPhone'-order to its designers. It's pretty damning. Apple has very selectively and actively deleted sections of internal Samsung documents and talks to make it seem as if Samsung's designers were ordered to copy the iPhone. With the unredacted, full documents without Apple's deletions in hand, a completely different picture emerges: Samsung's designers are told to be as different and creative as possible. There's no 'copy the iPhone'-order anywhere, as Apple claimed. Instead, it says this: "designers rightly must make their own designs with conviction and confidence; do not strive to do designs to please me (the president); instead make designs with faces that are creative and diverse." I guess my initial scepticism about the documents was not uncalled for. What do you know - lawyers twist and turn the truth. Shocker, huh?
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jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

No, Apple didn't leave out parts of the document. The document was sealed. The document was viewed by all court participants in its entirety. Apple quoted the portion of the document that it thought was relevent to the case and was going to use in cross-examination. Here's Apple's statement:

Similarly, an email chain sourced to Designer Custodian Jeeyeun Wang summarizes a February 2010 meeting between the Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communication Division on Design and numerous Samsung designers, including Minhyouk Lee, Yunjung Lee, and Jinsoo Kim. (Chung Decl. Ex. H at SAMNDCA10247377.) The Head of Samsung’s Mobile Division strongly criticized the design of Samsung’s current phones and, at the same time, praised the iPhone design:


There is no law that says whenever quoting a document submitted to the Court you need to quote the entire thing. Suggesting so is just pure stupidity.

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