in

Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit about inspiration

The Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit might involve a lot of politics and interesting stories, but in a nutshell it’s about Apple trying to make a jury see that Samsung has copied the iPhone, although for Samsung they believe their smartphones were inspired by Apple and they didn’t steal patented designs. The outcome of this trial is hard to predict at this stage, and currently the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit is proving to be entertainment for fans that is also delivering some behind the scenes insight.

We have seen some interesting things emerge from the first few days of the Apple vs. Samsung trial, and you can see most of the highlights explained in the videos below this article. This includes a testimony that revealed some real insight into the design process for Apple, and also what Steve Jobs thought about the potential for the iPhone.

Some people feel this trial is more about winning public opinion than the court’s outcome, which couldn’t be more obvious after Samsung were forbidden from releasing some evidence, and then the Koreans went ahead and did it anyway. This key evidence included some photo slides, seen in the video below, which paint a picture that Samsung had been designing a smartphone like the iPhone before the first Apple phone launched.

The Samsung F700 had been one of the concepts before the first generation iPhone released, although we’d love to hear what you think about these early Samsung designs when compared to the iPhone. The Judge, Lucy Koh, is certainly not happy with these slides becoming public and has put Samsung on her bad side, but this reveal might have won some public opinion and certainly made things clearer for Android fans.

Do you think Samsung stole design ideas from Apple? Watch the videos below to see the latest news in regard to the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit, and keep connected to PR as we cover the outcome of this high profile case. With some people well and truly supporting their favorite brand it could be that no outcome will sway fans from Apple or Samsung smartphones.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

11
Leave a Reply

avatar
8 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
11 Comment authors
JoeHansoloStdSteveMattyb77Nabil Jaser Recent comment authors
Hansolo
Hansolo

Apple is being a cry baby…most of its chips are madein Korea and one of its vital chip is from Samsung. Now Samsung is becoming a leader and Apple is running out of idea to compete against all the Android phone manufacturers, Apple is crying like a baby…complaining this and that….have you seen iphone5 review? Terrible. Just shut up and use that money in developing better product!

Mattyb77
Mattyb77

Apple were first to market. Samsung really are quite pathetic and completely unoriginal. At least Microsoft are trying with something different.

Denisimo
Denisimo

Apple SO deserve to win this as it IS their advanced tech that made this advanced product available for ALL of us. NO ONE else has the total connectivity of Apple, but the REAL story is that the iPhone copiers have made this extraordinary tech available for the ‘me toos’ and there is real benefit in that.
Legally and morally though, Apple deserve their rightful win and copiers should at LEAST be paying royalties to the originators .. Again as is usual Apple are by FAR the best!
That greatness should be recognized and paid for!

Lanyx17
Lanyx17

All this is just a cry for help from apple, they know their ship is sinking and the just want something to hang on. They havent made a single innovation to their products since  the iphone and ipad came to, every single model from there is the same thing. As for the patent lawsuit, its as if ford sue toyota because their cars have 4 wheels, 4 doors, and engine and it moves, so its a copycat. Right now we have come to an era where the looks of a device doesnt count anymore, what does count is its functionality,… Read more »

Sympnerv
Sympnerv

This whole thing is bs… Apple didn’t come up with the concept, and the idea that you can try to claim people are infringing on rectangular with rounded edges and black… stupid.  And this Ipad nonsense, Star Trek came up with it first, apple should be paying Gene Roddenberry if you want to be equally stupid about it. The whole thing is a crock, and the only reason it got anywhere is because this is happening in America where Apple can buy support.  Notice how Apple got little to no traction elsewhere in the world when they tried to pull… Read more »

Cliffr2004
Cliffr2004

I think roberts comment is absoloutly right. The telephone was around way before apple made the iphone and the layout of the phone simply represents what we see on most modern computer screens ( i.e applications that open up a program or software) how can apple claim these as their own workings. It is more the natural progression of things. Wasnt the pocket pc running windows here first?

Robert Pilcher
Robert Pilcher

This is not so much about the design but the concept. To use the transportation analogy… where would we be if the first company to sell the train or the car had said to others that you stole the design?
I’m sure that everyone would laugh if the descendants of Alexander Graham Bell decided to file a suit against all phone producers complaining that they’ve stolen his concept of talking to people via electronic means…

Sdamle100
Sdamle100

This is so simple! If Ford made a sports car that looks almost like the Porsche or Ferrari escept for a few differences on the head lights or tail lights it would be blatant stealing and Ford would be guilty of copying.

Battlefield 3 Armored Kill hype mounts with new gameplay

Magical Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release excites