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Apple: Have You Looked at Your Old Designs, Samsung?

By August 9, 2012March 6th, 2023Technology News

In the great debate between Apple and Samsung, Apple has brought forth new evidence that Samsung did indeed copy their designs with the Galaxy Tab’s newest redesign. To further convince the courts of Samsung’s patent infringement, Apple simply pulled old designs of Samsung’s tablets before the iPad was launched. Their tablets have done a complete 180 since 2006 when Samsung launched their first tablet.

Apple has been battling Samsung for months now over the alleged stolen designs and features of both the iPad and the iPhone. Currently, they want $2.5 billion in damages and a ban on both the GalaxyTab and the Galaxy phone. Samsung is fighting admirably against the iPad makers, saying Apple is the company that is the one infringing on patents owned by Samsung.

Apple took several pictures to court on Thursday, comparing the first Samsung tablet launched in 2006 and several over tablets, including the 2001 Compaq tablet, the first iPad, and the 2002 Motion M1200. The pictures then follow the progression of the iPad and the Samsung tablets until present day, where Apple says that “the tablets look Apple-esque.”

The case is due to end in late August when final and closing statements will be heard from both sides.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.