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Samsung’s argument against iPad design is a clip from a sci-fi movie

Posted By maxim On August 23, 2011 @ 11:01 pm In All,Other,Video | No Comments

Maybe you have already encountered a term “prior art”. This term is used in patent [1] law and means all information that was disclosed to the public about an invention before a date of filing application [2]. So, if an invention has already been described in prior art, the patent will not be valid. Samsung [3] decided to make use of this law and has put forward a sci-fi argument in its legal dispute with Apple. It has gone so far as to cite a movie ’2001: A Space Odyssey’ by Stanley Kubrick as prior art against iPad.


The finding stems from an exhibit that Samsung’s filed with the U.S. District Court. The document says:

“As with the design [4] claimed by the D’889 Patent, the tablet disclosed in the clip has an overall rectangular shape with a dominant display [5] 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”.

This desperate attempt to prove that patent for Apple’s tablet is invalid was possibly made by Samsung in order to defend itself against Apple’s petition for a preliminary injunction.


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