Samsung attorney says Apple doesn't own sexy

Samsung attorney says Apple doesn't own sexy
During the recent re-trial between Apple and Samsung, being held because of the original jury's confusing damages award, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller told Judge Lucy Koh that he was "quite shocked" when he saw the Samsung Galaxy S. Not only did Schiller think to himself that Samsung had copied the Apple iPhone, he also thought that it would cause consumers to "question our innovation and design skills in a way that people never used to."

The response from Korean based Samsung went right to the heart of the matter. Holding up a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung's attorney asked, "Apple doesn't own a patent on a product being beautiful or sexy. Isn't that correct? Apple doesn't own the right to preclude the design of this hardware?" Schiller's response was to look at the Galaxy Tab and state that it looks just like the Apple iPad, which didn't really address the issue.

Bill Price, one of Samsung's attorneys, also tried to show how tech companies copy each others' successful designs. During the re-trial, Price revealed an email between Apple executives that said that Apple should go forward with a 7 inch iPad on the strength of a newspaper article that praised the 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. Schiller denied that the iPad mini was anything else but the result of Apple engineers experimenting with a smaller screened version of its tablet.

Actually, none of this testimony is important because the question at this re-trial isn't whether Samsung is liable or not liable. The Samsung devices involved already were found by a jury to have infringed on Apple's patents. The question is one of damages. Apple says Samsung should pay it $380 million and Samsung feels it should be required to cut a check for no more than $52 million.

source: WSJ

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86 Comments

1. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i own sexy.

9. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

All I can say is all these tech companies copy each other. None is a saint, Apple making themselves one is laughable, unforgivable and totally self mocking.

15. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Especially with a comment like this. "Schiller denied that the iPad mini was anything else but the result of Apple engineers experimenting with a smaller screened version of its tablet." My god, how stupid do you have to be to make a comment like this. Yes, I'm sure that apple would have created a "7.85 inch" device if others hadn't been successful with it.

35. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

And Jobs said you couldn't make a good tablet with a screen smaller than the original iPad.

50. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I'll tell what what is a really stupid comment. People think they know Apple. The company is so secretive, they could have been working on the iPad Mini for years. Apple claimed they worked on the iPad Air for years. The same is true for the iPad, which Apple worked on FIRST before spending over 2 years to build the iPhone. The truth is Apple could have been working on features for their devices YEARS before android.

60. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Don't be naive. Or intentionally dense. I guess Steve never said this? http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/18/steve-jobs-drops-knowledge-on-earnings-call-calls-out-google-an/ Yeah, I'm sure he said that because they were secretly working on a 7 in tablet for 2-10 years before it was ever produced. That makes all the logical sense in the world. Grow up.

68. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

well actually if you listen he said "the 7 inch tablet is simple too small to offer great tablet apps" so it is clear that apple was secretly working on a 7 inch tablet that runs crappy apps

53. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I don't like Android,, I like Windows Phone.

78. androidrocks

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

So...?

51. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

And Samsung owns stealing!

55. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

ardent1, darkjedi and mxy own fanatism.

61. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

DJ is reasonable with his Fanaticism, but ardent and mxy are just dumb.

69. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude I own a few high end devices, iOS and android. That's it and that's all.

2. longshot201

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Silly Samsung. If your case is about owning sexy, then go after Justin Timberlake. HE BROUGHT SEXY BACK.

7. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

-gay-

40. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

lol GHEY huehuehuehue Are we 12 years old here?

48. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Odd place to come out and announce this type of thing jacko1977. Congrats though, you go boy, let everyone know! +1

52. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

jacko1977, your comment would be considered "homophobic" in today's environment. And you clearly have lots of supporters of like minds. It not racist per se, but it is a bigoted comment.

58. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Guess what? Nobody effing cares.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol good one longshot. +1

3. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurn

4. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Im sexy but i'm not a apple product

5. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

your profile picture says it all.

6. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

"Im sexy and i know it", says apple "Im fuggly but my lovers wont accept", says Sammy.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Uh ohhh you're goin deep lol

29. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

*sigh* girllookatthatbody...

37. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

So ones a pompous douche (Apple) and the other is loved for substance (Samsung), I guess thats realistic.

65. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Suddenly reminded me of high school romance logic, but everybody would be loving the pompous douche instead.

8. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Under all this sexy gibberish, lies the fact that there are only a few ways to build a tablet that remains a tablet. Apple should have been sued for copying a laptop design then. All laptops look the same because it is a laptop. You can't expect to make a successful product without some mimicking. Name another way to make a round tire. John B.

31. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

+1 to u boss

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