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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 09:33 AM

Apple's lawsuit against Samsung illustrated in one graphic.

Oh, yes. Samsung (and Google) will pay.



http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/07/26/apple_samsung_trial_briefs_yield_overview_of_upcoming_trial.html

A little history long before the lawsuits...

'Then this happened'

http://www.marco.org/2010/08/19/a-smartphone-retrospective

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 10:16 AM

1. Samsung: Apple wouldn’t have sold a single iPhone without stealing our tech

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 10:27 AM

2. Already answered.

Samsung, a Korean company, has no alternative to ripping off American Apple's GUI. Apple has alternatives to all of its internal tech.

Regardless, Maybe Samsung could get millions from Apple, but Apple will get Billions from Samsung, and Ad Company Google will continue to lose hundreds of millions or billions on Android, just to push their ad spam, which is more valuable than Android will ever be.


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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. Apple: Google Warned Samsung Against Copying Us

When Apple’s patent battle with Samsung heads to trial next week, the iPhone maker plans to build its case using its Korean rival’s own words against it. An unredacted version of Apple’s trial brief bluntly states that Samsung was well aware that its smartphones and tablets bore a striking resemblance to Apple’s iPhone and iPad and that the issue was one the company discussed internally.

“Samsung’s documents show the similarity of Samsung’s products is no accident or, as Samsung would have it, a ‘natural evolution,’” Apple argues in its brief. “Rather, it results from Samsung’s deliberate plan to free-ride on the iPhone’s and iPad’s extraordinary success by copying their iconic designs and intuitive user interface. Apple will rely on Samsung’s own documents, which tell an unambiguous story.”

Among those documents are a few purported to show that Samsung not only deliberately copied certain characteristics of the iPhone and iPad, but was also explicitily warned away from doing so by various third parties, including Google. Below, a sampling of some of Apple’s more compelling points excerpted from its brief. In February 2010, Google told Samsung that Samsung’s “P1” and “P3” tablets (Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1) were “too similar” to the iPad and demanded “distinguishable design vis-à-vis the iPad for the P3.” In 2011, Samsung’s own Product Design Group noted that it is “regrettable” that the Galaxy S “looks similar” to older iPhone models.

As part of a formal, Samsung-sponsored evaluation, famous designers warned Samsung that the Galaxy S “looked like it copied the iPhone too much,” and that “innovation is needed.” The designers explained that the appearance of the Galaxy S “losely resembles the iPhone shape so as to have no distinguishable elements,” and “ll you have to do is cover up the Samsung logo and it’s difficult to find anything different from the iPhone.”

http://allthingsd.com/20120725/apple-google-warned-samsung-against-copying-us

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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:21 AM

4. Ha ha. Apple just bought the company that provides security for Samsung's rip-off phones.

This is getting better and better.

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