Design expert got $75,000 from Apple "so far" for his testimony
0. phoneArena 07 Aug 2012, 04:16 posted on
We’re already in the second week of the massive Apple vs Samsung legal battle, and lastly Apple brought a design expert to give his educated opinion…
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65. EclipseGSX (limited) (Posts: 1587; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
"best" is subjective, McDonalds sells the most hamburgers does that mean they are the best...NO and the OS isn't on trial here its the design stop comparing apples to oranges
75. tedkord (Posts: 4746; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Well apparently you can judge it by its shape and rounded corners, eh?
84. tedkord (Posts: 4746; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
And you keep forgetting, Apple are the ones suing over the shape, color, centered touchscreen, etc...all things which LG released first with the Prada. Prior art invalidates patents.
93. jroc74 (Posts: 4732; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Doesnt matter about the OS. The overall phone design....that Apple keeps trying to sue over....was done either a lil before or at the same time as the iPhone.
Why do Apple fanboys always try to discredit products that sucked or didnt sell well? That shouldnt dismiss its existence.
By the way....funny you mention the OS. If anything...I would call Android a copy of the LG Prada. From the widgets to the types of OS. The Prada had a Flashed based OS. For all we know....the OS on the Prada might have been a precursor of Android.
97. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Bad argument, we are talking look and feel, not the OS. If you have a Prada it looks remarkably like an iPhone just like the F700 does as well.
37. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Give me $75,000 Apple, i'll tell the courts Samsung copy you by using a "S" in their product name. Since Apple already used a single letter in their, no one else should be able to use one.
43. hawke9150 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
Pay me $75,000 to say that shapes and colors are the property of Apple, oh wait a mement, I have a brain and know that they have been around since the dawn of time.
49. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
wow apple... what a great strategy you have
66. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)
$75k to say yes it's a rectangle, yes it's black and yes it's a touchscreen? My three year old would have done it for $25k.
100. hawke9150 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
Would of been a GREAT way to get that college fund started
71. AppleWho (banned) (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
Guys like ardent and taco probably never experienced a really android phone with even GB (2.3.4+), ICS, or JB - they come on here and whine about android and tell us how great overpriced iproducts are....company schills...
81. doublehammer (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
If you had something with ICS on it, you would not go back to your iphone.
95. aikonix (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
@doublehammer, please bro your talking to a iFish here, hes not as smart as the sheep
103. doublehammer (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
oh.. im aware. he breathes apple copywrited air.
104. AppleWho (banned) (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
Dude, now I know you are lying.....go troll some other site, son'
76. Gaurav008 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Galaxy S is a ling history by now considering tech standards...what would happen with the galaxy S and galaxy tab in any case..after apple(if) win the trial..
96. aikonix (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
Anyone else notice how grungy he looked in his first article, then after his $75 grand pay-out, he now looks like an Apple Employee and MUCH more brighter/better looking?
99. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
Isn't a witness supposed to be subpoenad by the court of law or something? Even if it was Samsung that did this, I'd still view it as a bribe.
102. doublehammer (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
these aren't "witnesses", they are "professional experts". This bearded dude has an entire website where he pimps his "flip phone expertise" for an hourly rate. He's a professional court room expert. Of course, by his own admission on the stand he has no experience at all with smartphones.... soo i dont really know how he can be an "expert" for this trial.
He's a professor that makes more money being on the stand then by teaching students.
107. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
Which is just confusing- it just seems wrong for someone to be paid to appear in court. I would understand if Apple paid him for consultation outside court, but payining a man to appear in court as your witness does amount to bribery. It would have been a sad thing if he had decided to go against Apple on the stand. Apple would sure sue him LOL!