Judge Koh was rather annoyed yesterday that Samsung leaked a slideshow to the press with the Samsung F700 design evidence she already refused to include in the trial.
After begging her in the morning to reconsider, Samsung’s counsel John Quinn might have taken the matter in his own hands, and eventually instructed the PR team to put together a slideshow with the refuted evidence, and send it to the press.
We might not get that far, but looking at the slideshow below, we understand why Samsung was so adamant for this to become public, and, as Apple’s lawyer Harold McElhinny puts it, trying to “polute the jury”.
Samsung and Apple face off in court this week when jury selection in their big patent infringement trial begins in the US.
The slides also contain the initial testimony from Apple’s designer Shin Nishibori, behind the “Sony Jony” concepts, who refused to be summoned by Samsung any further, and has apparently left Apple and flown to Hawaii because of a “medical condition”, or so his lawyers say.
There he says that Jony Ive asked him to step aside for a moment and have fun thinking if Sony designed an iPhone what would it look like, resulting in the concept, based on a Sony designer’s ideas shared in a Bloomberg interview in 2006.
The iPhone first released in 2007 was based on a personal digital assistant units produced by Sony in the prior years, according to a new court filing by Samsung in reply to Apples allegations that Samsungs Galaxy smartphones designs were made to look and feel like the million selling Apple mobile phone.
Samsung then continues with touchscreen phone designs it had in the studio predating the iPhone, some of which, like the “IReen”, have rounded corners and a sole home button underneath the display.source: AllThingsD.
The designs include rounded and squared cornered iPads, and an iPhone that looks just like the iPod.
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