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Key witness in Apple-Samsung trial leaves Apple, doesn't want to testify

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Jul 2012, 00:21

Shin Nishibori, the Apple employee whose designs based on an article in 2006 about Sony's handheld devices led to the look of the Apple iPhone, says that he no longer works at Apple and does not want to testify at the Apple-Samsung patent infringement trial which starts Monday...

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posted on 30 Jul 2012, 02:39 3

18. jalva30 (Posts: 14; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

I just can't stand apple anymore they are the only ones that have to patent little thing!! The technology should be for the constumers and should be able to be built on not patent, especially coming from an America company. If every company patent every idea there wouldn't be many phone manufactures. It's only apple and its going to force others into patenting everything from being afraid of being sued. Also it's funny that it's only the galaxy s phone and tablet line. Aka iPhone and iPad's biggest competition. Come on there are only so many designs you can do with the "candy bar" touch screen design. There isn't much you can do, your bound to get some that look the same. Buttthere is NO way any galaxy looks like the iPhone.! There are others that look more like the iPhone but since they aren't competition to apple they aren't sueing them

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 13:13

39. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Serious the Iphone only has one button on the bottom. The galaxy has one button and two little ones its totally different lol. Its like when vanilla ice was getting sued by Queen for copyright and Vanilla Ice was like " No man its totally different Queen's song goes. da da da duh dun.... mine goes da da da duh dun teh...... Hear the difference its totally a different song." Same thing in this case its totally different lol

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 04:36

23. mukrenol (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)

Another thing I am wondering about is why Sony is not involve?

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 06:13 1

25. ibap (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

Why does this have all the flavor of that 'lost' prototype iPhone?

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 07:04

26. Aeires (unregistered)

Why do I get the feeling this entire case is going to get thrown out.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 09:53

28. ez31k (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

I'm surprised they haven't wacked Shin Nishibori.... Yet.....

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 09:55

29. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 2012)

This doesnt reak of bulls**t or anything... no... totally legit...

Judge Koh first, now this guys... Samsung needs to start paying out more, fight bribes with bribes, Apple plays the judicial game like a pro, id even bet the jury is paid off as well.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 09:59

30. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

wow, what a coincidence that the man that drew the original iphone sketches.. a long time apple employee.. just happens to quit/retire in the last 30 days.. right before all the evidence of apple's copying gets dropped to the media, then goes and says he's got "health issues".

aka, if he talks, the apple gestapo gets him. What bull crap. What kind of idiot still thinks apple has a legal leg to stand on after all of these little circus acts? A juror would have to be brain dead not to connect the dots.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 12:59

34. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Who the Fxxk grant the square design to rotten rapple at ipatent office must be shot dead. case closed!

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 12:59

35. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Lol this just says it all

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 13:00

36. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I wonder how much Apple is paying him off not to come to the stands. Friggin apple

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 13:02

37. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

C a p p l e (insert R between C and A) is a banned word? iphonearena :)

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 14:02

42. joseg81 (Posts: 199; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

this all sounds fishy like one of those bad mob stories....nishibori is prolly "sleeping with the fishes" out in hawai'i lol

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 14:29

44. alannyny (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)

I bet if Nishibori tries to sing like a canary, Apple will send one of its shadowy operatives to Hawaii and have him rubbed out. He'll be found in a smoki tiki lounge on the seedy side of Honolulu. So sad, another re-designer lost.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 14:31

45. alannyny (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)

Oh, just noticed joseg81 posted pretty much the same thing, right before me, an entire day earlier. Sorry, joseg81!

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