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08-07-2012, 04:14 AM #1
Apple's First Expert Witness Struggles During Samsung's Cross Examination
In the recent Apple vs. Samsung trial, the Cupertino California company brought Peter Bressler, its first expert witness to the stand. During Apple’s examination, Bressler claimed Samsung’s designs were “substantially the same” as Apple’s; a thought which gained some traction at first. During Samsung’s cross-examination, Bressler ended up faltering.
In his testimony, Bressler, the founder of design firm Bresselgroup, walked the jury through the designs of numerous Samsung smartphones and tablets in an attempt to illustrate their similarities with Apple’s asserted patents. Here he went as far as accusing that Samsung infringed on a number of Apple patents. According to Bressler:
My opinion (is) that there are a number of Samsung phones and two Samsung tablets that are substantially the same as the design in those (Apple) patents.
When being cross-examined by Samsung lawyer, Charles Verhoeven, Bressler admitted that he had not witnessed customers mistakenly purchasing Samsung products. The expert was also grilled over the design elements between the two companies’ devices, and at one point even said “you’re asking me to compare peanut butter and turkey.” When stating the aforementioned analogy, Verhoeven asked which design was which food to which Bressler replied, “this is a level of detail that the ordinary observer would never be interested in looking at.”
Upon furthering questioning, Samsung asserted prior art claims regarding the iPhone’s front face which prompted Bressler to note the comparison was an improper analysis of the design patents. According to The Verge, Bressler pointed out that all eight illustrations should be used when examining prior art instead of the one view Samsung was comparing against. He continued on to say the following:
I believe the ordinary observer should be getting an overall impression of what the design of the phone is. I don't believe they should be examining teeny details the way you're doing.
Source: CNET, The Verge
08-07-2012, 05:13 AM #2
Lol expert! Thats what I call serving yourself on a silver platter!
08-07-2012, 05:16 AM #3
Samsung's own study has shown that "customers," whether it is only 2 or not doesn't matter, returned Samsung tablets because they thought they were iPads. I think that's enough evidence, at least in terms of patents pertaining to the iPad, however ridiculous they may be.
08-07-2012, 05:25 AM #4
only a *language removed* would buy a samsung tab knowing it says in big letters that its Samsung Tab and the best buy rep who sold it is also dumb and didn't notify the customer that it is not ipad. this bustbuy story is all bull crap. maybe apply staff member bought it and did this prank. a normal person would know what is ipad or what is samsung! even it says on the box lol!
Last edited by i.Annie; 08-08-2012 at 11:06 PM.
08-07-2012, 05:26 AM #5
Who gets confused in buying tablets one obviously says Samsung and the other says apple iPad
08-07-2012, 05:58 AM #6
08-07-2012, 06:02 AM #7
What is the reason for the banning of the Galaxy Tab 7.7?
I got one and I got an iPad and they are completely different and there is no way ANYONE will get the 2 mixed up.
They are 2 different sizes, different shapes and different OS's. There is nothing similar and nobody will mix up the two.
Same as the phones. You want to know why the phones are turned off in the picture above, its coz if you turned them on you will see straight away which is the boring iPhone and which is the always changing always looking better Samsung Android Phone.
08-07-2012, 06:25 AM #8
No signature links or spam... only warning
08-07-2012, 06:35 AM #9
My guess is the people who mistakenly bought the wrong iPad were older people who honestly don't know the difference. Perhaps they think "iPad" is just a generic name for a tablet??
I've seen enough news articles detailing the trials of idiots to believe the Best Buy story.
08-07-2012, 07:03 AM #10
ive known people who've bought generic touch screen mp3 players thinking they had an iPod touch. perhaps it's not that people thought the samsung tablets were iPads, but rather they associate the term iPad for any tablet
08-07-2012, 07:46 AM #11
Blah blah blah, people get a frick'n life. Go blow up your girlfriends, put your droid on vibrate and have the best time of your life
08-07-2012, 08:21 AM #12
08-07-2012, 09:06 AM #13
do you know that plastic surgery is vey common in korea? get your attention first. that is what samxxx does.
btw, the first few comments, imo, are likely posted by people working for koeans.
08-07-2012, 09:12 AM #14
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08-07-2012, 10:18 AM #17
They just don't know any better. They hear iThis and iThat and just relate that to anything electronic. It's all ignorance really. I feel bad for how little most people actually know about the product they are buying. Also they don't like to read the box.
08-07-2012, 11:13 AM #18
I'd imagine some older people who know little about technology but want a "tablet" could make this mistake. Believe it or not there are quite a few people out there that don't know the difference. It's unfair to create a product so similar that those people are confused about their purchase.
I for one think that people who argue over which company is better but don't own stock in either one are far more stupid than anyone that makes the mistake of buying technology they don't completely understand
08-07-2012, 11:35 AM #19
08-07-2012, 12:39 PM #20
Apple isn't going to be happy until they are the only company allowed to produce smart phones and tablets...