Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday August 03, 2012

Judge: Samsung Can't Use TV Shows As Evidence

The judge in the Apple vs. Samsung case continues to shoot down Samsung's evidence in court. So far, the judge has not allowed Samsung to use the Sony phone, the Compaq TC1000 or the TV shows to demonstrate prior art.

We're two drama-filled days into the Apple vs. Samsung trial, and now Judge Lucy Koh has ruled that Samsung won't be able to use several fictional examples of tablet computing to argue against Apple's iPad patents. In an order today, Koh rejected Samsung's arguments that it should be able to introduce footage from 2001: A Space Odyssey and the UK television show Tomorrow People, both of which feature characters using tablet devices, as "prior art": pre-existing creations the would call into question the originality and validity of Apple's design patents.