This isn't new, we've already seen that Apple doctored photos of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to make it look more like the iPad, but now we're seeing that Apple has done the same thing with its recent filings in the Netherlands against the entire Samsung Galaxy phone line. The thing is, it's a blatantly dishonest move by Apple, but it probably doesn't actually mean much.
That said, in the end, it probably doesn't make much difference. In the German filing concerning the Galaxy Tab, the decision wasn't based solely on the images sent by Apple, the judge physically handled both devices before making the judgement. And, in the Dutch filings, the claims are geared more towards technical patents rather than the physical appearance of the hardware. So, while the doctoring of photos is certainly misleading, it probably hasn't had as much real-world consequence as some would like you to believe.
source: Ars Technica