I’m hoping to add a No Patent Stories clause to my contract, as the resultant hair pulling has left me balder than Matt Lucas.
A few days ago blah blah blah, and a few days before that blah blah blah (mostly Apple moaning about stuff). Now we’re hearing that a ton of evidence submitted by Samsung has been emphatically dismissed by Judge Lucy Koh – the one who likes to to and fro. Hey, that rhymes!
Essentially, Samsung cited loads of junk that it felt had potentially inspired the iPad - or at least come before it, ultimately seeking to prove that Apple didn’t invent the freakin’ tablet.
However, a number of items – including Space Odyssey, Tomorrow People, and “Sony Style Design” – have been stamped “Not admissible” by the honorable Judge Koh.
It’s suggested that Koh is effectively saying: “It’s not ok for you to copy Apple just because Apple copied everyone else.” Or something.
Bizarrely, in the UK, the High Court recently referred to “approximately 50 examples of prior art” with features Apple claimed were unique to the iPad. Why you so crazy, America?