Re: Why Samsung Gets Sued.
Absolutely pathetic job there Popsci. I expected a lot better from you. Do at least 5 seconds of research before posting such things. A quick bit of research finds things such as the Samsung F700, revealed barely a month after the original iPhone. There is absolutely no way for them to redesign a phone in that short of time. Not to mention other prior art ( They had a ways to go, but it was very clear the direction they were headed..) such as their media player revealed nearly a year before the iPhone ( SGH-Z610 ).
F700 ( On the left ): http://phandroid.com/2012/07/25/apples-entire-case-against-samsung-summed-up-in-a-single-image/samsung-f700-lg-prada-phone/
( Quite different from the iPhone and later Samsung phones, but also very far from the phones shown in the OP image, clearly showing the direction Samsung was looking to head. )
A more valid ( but still invalid ) mock up would be:
The design wasn't stolen, because there is nothing at all special about the design. It's freaking obvious, and natural to go that way for a touch based phone. Neither side should have any patents for such a basic design. It is like patenting a curved windshield on a car. It was a natural part of the design process.
As for Samsung products being pulled off store shelves: Those same products are back on store shelves. Also, Apple has been ordered to place a notice on their website, as well as deliver a notice to a number of news and financial companies, that Samsung did NOT copy the iPad. However, they have a temporary hold on this judgement until the hearing in August because they do not wish to advertise for a competing company on their website. ( Understandable. )
I can't wait for more judges to start hitting Apple with some real fines and such. It's one thing to protect your rightful IPs, but it's another to wage a holy war to stifle all competition for such absurd nonsense.
How about Popsci post the image of Apples court documents where they modified the image of I think it was the Galaxy Tab to look more similar to the iPad? You would think forging court documents would include jail time...
I wish both sides would stop this ridiculous patent war. I just want to gather up all parties involved and start smacking them upside the head.