Chart shows Apple's case in a nutshell; Samsung designer says she did not copy Apple's icons

Chart shows Apple's case in a nutshell; Samsung designer says she did not copy Apple's icons
A chart produced in court on Monday by Apple shows which of Samsung's devices infringe on each specific utility or design patent and trade dress. It is an interesting graphic look at Apple's case. After the chart was displayed in court, Judge Lucy Koh dropped three models from the claims against Samsun's U.S. subsidiaries. As we told you on Monday, the international versions of the Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Ace are now only part of Apple's claim against Samsung's Korean parent.

Meanwhile, Samsung is now presenting its case for the second day and  designer Jeeyuen Wang is on the stand, using an interpreter to testify. Wang designed the icons for the Galaxy line of products and told the jury that she did not copy Apple when designing them. She added that she had considered using the design of a cell phone or a smartphone for the phone icon, but decided on a traditional phone because it seemed to be more easily recognized by users.

Wang had started working at Samsung as an intern and is the first person from Samsung's Korean operations to take the stand. Trying to show the court that other companies besides Apple are obsessive about design, she told the court how hundreds of designers from around the world had worked on the design of the Samsung Galaxy S. Wang testified that during this time period, she slept only 2 to 3 hours a night. In the TMI department, she told the jury that she had just given birth during that time period but couldn't breastfeed regularly because of her work load.

source: CNET, AllThingsD


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