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Jury foreman in Apple-Samsung patent case answers back

0. phoneArena 05 Oct 2012, 12:55 posted on

Samsung has requested a new trial from the U.S. District Court where a jury ruled in favor of Apple to the tuner of a $1.05 billion verdict; Samsung claims that the jury foreman was biased and used incorrect legal standards while leading the other jurors during deliberations...

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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:17 4

40. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

"Samsung copied the fundamental visual structure od iPhone, the logic itself, not just basic shape."

If it is not because of shape, then could you please explain more detailed what forms as you say: "fundamental visual structure of iPhone" ?
Also what exactly according to you Samsung has copied?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:26 1

41. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

talkin outta your a$$ as usual

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:26 2

42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Your statement about popularity and copy was only assumption which was based on theory but that doesn't prove that it is 100% true it is still only assumption.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:27 9

43. MartyK (Posts: 869; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

You ask why LG didn't sue Apple?.

Prior to APPLE bring their posion MAC mentality; we had a very good community of Manuf working together and competing to usher in the Mobile world.

Even MS was behaving nicely with others.
Now look at it..ALL THIS HATE and LAWYERS stuff, thank you APPLE!!!!!!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:29 1

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Checked and still any actual proofs only assumption.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:34 2

45. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Your statement was that Samsung has copied Apple and become rich. My statement was that Samsung was rich even before smartphones era. What Nokia has to do with these two statements?

Remember that Samsung is based not only on phones so I'm pretty sure that your statement about who was richer Samsung or Nokia is wrong.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 15:36 13

48. HowMyDictate (Posts: 18; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)

Seems you dont......So let me speak so that you understand BBAAAHHHH BBAA BBAAAAHHH

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 15:47 6

49. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

That was AWESOME!,
On topic; I think this Jury foreman was a Joke, I heard he got hot under the collar when it came to prior art, I bet some of his "inventions" weren't made by him.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 17:12 1

52. structureman116 (Posts: 140; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)

Haha...clearly you are an apple fanboy...yon can't think for yourself...you only think what Apple tells you to think. Clearly there was prior art and clearly you're an idiot!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 18:06 2

53. Hemlocke (unregistered)

WTF? You do realize that Apple filed with the FCC in 2006 for the original iPhone and had been working on it for three years by the time they unveiled it? That's some good copying, especially for a company that wasn't even in the mobile industry at the time. Why do you think LG never filed a lawsuit, after initially threatening? They found out that the iPhone patents predated the Prada.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 20:01 6

55. joey_sfb (Posts: 6258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

You just lose your mind? Why the sudden rage? We all know that there will be more lawsuits from apple and the war is far from over.

So you can save yourself the kamazaki!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 20:10

56. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

You are arguing with steve jobs himself. how can you win?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 22:35 1

57. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

Dear mr. Appleconspiracy, you broke my heart today, I actually tought you where a really inteligent person that usually makes brilliant comments, aparenty I was wrong, you're just another one in the apple team. Prior art? It obviously exist, the prada affair? I'm sorry, I tought we where talking about revolution and not trends and sales numbers, the first iphone wasn't that different in terms of funcionality... And about the ads... apple started it, against microsoft, so why everybody feels that now is dirty because samsung does it too? And so on... I'm sorry but unfortunatelly I was wrong, you're really just another one...

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 01:38 1

60. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Most of your comments used to make sense, but definitely no this one. Unsuccessful ideas can also be copied and made successful. Most of the touchscreen phones before Iphone were unsuccessful that didn't stop Apple from making a touch screen phone.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:05 1

61. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Trying so hard to fool people around. Well it's not working. You can only fool who are apple followers with inflated self image.
By the way do you know you are beginning to sound very desparate and pathetic trying to fight a lost cause.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:28 1

63. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

It's hard to explain this to a non-expert. However you deserve it.

iPhone (4) is designed in seemingly simple form that resembles rounded rectangle with metallic edge tape. However the details like chamfered edges, distances and relation is something unique in approach of all mobile industry before that. The thought process that brough Apple to the design of iPhone 4 has a long history of development. iPhone is designed as an icon, that is, as something which is not designed. Everything is carefully balanced not to make the "decorative" redundant form which is a ususal approach.
That said, the design expert can easily trace this "no-design" philosophy and make logical connection of Apple's design evolution. In this evolution, it becomes clear that similarity between iPhone and LG Prada immidately stops, because it's a dead end. The similarity exists only on superficial level for non-experts that cannot visually represent to themselves the process of shaping a product and logic that underlies beneath.

For a design expert there is no dilemma: LG Prada is not copied. It's just a coincidence this generic form came similar on this superficial level.

This superficiality is now used as a contra-argument by Samsung fanboys. They only see superficial dimension of basic shape, and derive so called "reductio ad absurdum" argument that everything that has circle in its basic form shoul be a copy of wheel etc. Only idiot would go this far with perversion of logic, and it seems that there are many idiots out there.

On the other hand, the question of whether Samsung has "copied" Apple in the same sense is very different.
Samsung Galsaxy S also resembles iPhone (3G) on a superficial level, however that's where design expert will see something absent in the case of iPhone and LG Prada - he will see the intention.
Intention, the motif, the non-coincidence.

Because it's not about superficial basic shape. It's about structural logic (relations of shape, user-interface with all the important details etc.) that incorporates similarity with iPhone *on purpose*, and design expert can never trace the chain of thought that would prove otherwise, i.e. that design Samsung Galaxy S was pre-dating iPhone. Instead, it becomes clear that Samsung has copied this logic, and investigation of design evolution process could easily prove that Samsung design was DERIVED from iPhone's. So iPhone design was not an inspiration, but a mold.

The difference between the two is very thin for inexperienced eye, but for design expert the difference is huge. Their origin is fundamentally different.

So the final product of Samsung was a device that didn't want to be exactly the same copy of iPhone, but it wanted to resemble it (by changing Android to this level of conformity with the shape on purpose!) so that buyer could interpret it as a cheaper but better alternative.

So they got rich, because they offered better iPhone than iPhone.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:40

64. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

And of course, one of the key questions of every trial is the question of whether there was a motif.

Apple did not have the motif to copy LG. LG Prada is actually poorly designed phone.
And it was a market flop. Apple was already conquering the world with iPhone 3G/S, and thay didn't need LG for that. For that matter, iPhone could have looked like anything, it would still be successful.

On the other hand, Samsung did have the motif. For years before Galaxy S, they were desperate. They were rich, alright, but then it was Nokia also rich.
They choose the unfair road: to copy iPhone and to gain momentum for later success. Because this subsequent success of Samsung is not based on their devices per se, but on cultural signification as something opposed to that manipulative Apple, and they succeded precisely because they were based on similarity that coudl be read in the public as a competition.

So Samsung has gone sky high after amsung Galaxy S, and this is the real reason why Galaxy SII was eveen more successful (and didnt need to be copied anymore), and now we see the final result in Samsung Galaxy SIII that now makes Samsung the real threat to Apple because they copied their ideas.

Also, when we are talking about motifs, Samsung has proved to be copying Apple on myriads of other examples, so when we combine all this, we have the case.

But the most fascinating thing are masses of Samsung fanboys, that are now stupid and blind like Apple fanboys, reducing the logic to absurd levels, popping out of every corner of Internet mediasphere, to cheer for Samsung as the good guy (they probably don't know how mob-like this company is in South Korea), spreading the hatred towrds Apple. Those are real religious wars, just in virtual world. And I love to play with it.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:55

65. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Nokia was rich that no one could predict they will go down to the ground in just two years.

That's because they didn't want to copy Apple.

It is the faith of almost all who tried to be different (HTC, SonyEricsson, BB...).

Because iPhone was the only percievable smartphone of the time, and competition did not have the true answer yet. Android was far from perfect, and Samsung has decided to go with the copy. It paid off.

So, I think Samsung should get even greater punishment.
1 bilion is not enough. They made incomparably larger profits with this copying of Apple. This copying was still a good decision, even with this fine. So the fine should be even greater, to make them think about copying again.

Of course Apple is damaged.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 03:17

66. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I didn't even know that. I was presuming such a thing, because it's obvious from the design language of iPhone itself.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 03:20

67. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Yes, but there is nothing in common with touchscreen phones before iPhone and iPhone.

It looks like that only if you are reducing the smarpthone on the fact that it has touchscreen. Reduction is never good, you need to look at the big picture, the whole.

Apple did not copied anything. They used existing technologies and concepts to make something entirely new and irreducible to previous solutions.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 04:17 1

68. remixfa (Posts: 14327; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yes, apple the worlds most profitable company is damaged by samsung's use of rounded rectangles. Can you please prove that? Even Apple couldnt actually prove it. Their argument was that every SGS1 was a sale for an iphone, but the buyer was confused. I have an SGS1 and I used to sell tons of them. Not one person was confused and thought it was an iPhone.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 04:20 1

69. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Sorry to dissapoint you. I came here two years ago and everytime I said Apple is manipulative company I was bombed with criticism. Now it seems I was wrong. The mass is manipulated by forces that don't belong to Apple or anything else, and because of this forces I'm now called to defend Apple. Because in this particular point Samsung was wrong. The rest is overblown, and fanboys are everywhere - and they are now defined as Apple haters. They learned what media told them, and now it is the message that Apple is evil. And everyone who defends Apple's attitudes is now quilty. It look like a medieval age, when paesants went wild with torches on someone who looked like a witch. This is the ultimate mechanics of mediasphere.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 04:28

70. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Of course. The argument of "confused buyer" does not make any sense.

No one was confused. However, it was something there that is invisible to most people.

Samsung has become "visible" with iPhone resemblance. If they just provided the better phone, they wouldn't be visible. But with copying iPhone, they could actually be percieved as worthy competition.

You need to understand how buyers' brains work (although you think that you know, but I meant on general scale of mass market, not individual). For them, it was the iPhone that is better and cheaper than iPhone, they were never confused, but the galaxy S belonged to same paradigm of iPhone. It was "visible" in most abstract sense.

Now, it's not a problem. Two years from then masses have developed a no-iPhone sense of competition. Thing don't have to look like iPhone anymore to be visible. The new paradigm of Android had emerged.

Apple is damaged, alright. It's not so visible now, but i t will be. Events that are taking place are here becuse Samsung initially copied Apple and constituted itself as a cult value, that has its trace only now, not then.
It's not important that they are now the richest company in the world. The point is that competition could eventually endanger them because of momentum generated back then, and that was something illegal. Just please don't initiate "they deserved it" argument, because it's irrelevant for this case.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:32

71. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

You see? That's why I always thought you're worth to be read, You have a very interesting point of view of everything, and most of the times I believe you're right. And please note that I'm not defending samsung, I don't consume samsung, as I don't consume apple, but I believe that most of the times there are two standards where apple can do anything and the others don't... and I find that insulting.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 09:36 1

72. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

"It's hard to explain this to a non-expert."

Don't think that you are the smartes person on www.phonearena.com and indirectly don't call other people stupid!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 09:51 2

73. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

I have read what you wrote and I can tell what I think - You just want to look like an "expert" but your talks are just a pouring from empty to full of holes and nothing more...

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 09:53

74. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Didn't answered to my question, again just a pouring from empty to full of holes and nothing more...

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:43 2

75. joey_sfb (Posts: 6258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

a guy with an apple icon arguing till the face turns blue about punishing samsung for copying apple but the article is not about samsung has wronged apple, its about whether the jury foreman is biased.

if he is not bias then i think the word "bias" require a new definition.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:46

76. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

"Yes, but there is nothing in common with touchscreen phones before iPhone and iPhone."

Not truth!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 20:08

77. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

"So they got rich, because they offered better iPhone than iPhone"


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