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Today Florian Mueller, writer for FOSS Patens blog, noticed a rather peculiar argument as part of Samsung's defense in their patent suit with Apple. Samsung is claiming 2001: A Space...
08-23-2011, 07:44 PM #1
Samsung Cites 2001: A Space Odyssey as Prior Art in Patent Suit
Today Florian Mueller, writer for FOSS Patens blog, noticed a rather peculiar argument as part of Samsung's defense in their patent suit with Apple.
Samsung is claiming 2001: A Space Odyssey established iPad like devices as prior art, as part of their defense. The argument is odd, and most definitely not an integral part of Samsungs defense, I hope.
As with the design claimed by the D’889 Patent, the tablet disclosed in the clip has an overall rectangular shape with a dominant display screen, narrow borders, a predominately flat front surface, a flat back surface (which is evident because the tablets are lying flat on the table's surface), and a thin form factor. - Samung's legal team.
I will give Samsung's legal team props for citing one of my favorite movies in their argument, but having reference scores any points with the courts is highly unlikely.
Source: FOSS Patents
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08-23-2011, 08:33 PM #2
Stupid Samsung trying to low ball Apple with this nonsense...pathetic
08-23-2011, 08:48 PM #3
08-23-2011, 08:52 PM #4
Excellent move! The courts should slap apple for this nonsense of trademarking/patenting/copyrighting the rectangle... Sheesh!
08-23-2011, 09:40 PM #5
08-23-2011, 11:36 PM #6
Its amazing to see that Apple actually think they invented the tablet/pad...
The whole idea if a "pad-like" device have been used in so many moves, eg. star trek... on this one, i think Apple is pathetic.. get real damnit.. you dident invent it just because you created one...
08-23-2011, 11:38 PM #7
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't allow that defense. LOL
08-23-2011, 11:47 PM #8
I would have thought star trek would have been a better choice
08-24-2011, 02:08 AM #9
pic from star trek ~ 1966
i think apple copied it
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08-24-2011, 05:25 AM #11
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08-24-2011, 07:23 AM #13
So they're basically saying they'd rather be sued by MGM Studios instead?...
08-24-2011, 07:30 AM #14
Whether it's relevant to the case or not is IRRELEVANT....the burden of proof rests with Apple. They have to prove that Samsung copied their design......Samsung does not have to prove that they didn't...although any evidence they submit would most likely help them.
So the peculiarity of this really doesn't matter because it's certainly better than FORGING evidence.....which is what APPLE did. So try to remember that before you think something is ridiculous.
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08-24-2011, 12:15 PM #19
The patent Apple said Samsung infringed on is the look of the device.
All Samsung have to prove is a device as a drawing or actual product that have similar looks would not only win the lawsuit, it would also throw Apple's patent out the window. It does not matter how rediculous it may be or the owner of previous device did not patent their concept, Samsung or any other companies can use it.
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08-24-2011, 12:41 PM #20
If a company wants to make a tablet I think they hav to make it a different shape like a circle to avoid any lawsuits from apple