Remember when Apple and Samsung were suing each other because of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? The tablet caused so much controversy, that in the end even Samsung admitted something was wrong and changed its design and launched the Galaxy Tab 10.1N version. If you thought that the case was gone, well, although Samsung kind of got rid of all charges when they showed the video below (found here) and the fact that the tablet format was present many years ago in concept videos, now the case is reopen.

The Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit, handling patent related appeals in the USA revived the case Apple versus Samsung on account of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 copying the iPad’s design. Initially the ruling was in favour of Samsung thanks to the video below and proof that the iPad format existed many years before Apple came up with it. Now the court reversed the decision and Samsung is once again in trouble. The argument with the 1990s Knight Rider device was invalidated and has Samsung in a stretch again.

This case affects the USA and could see the Galaxy Tab 10.1 disappearing from shops. Anyway that’s already and old model, so it’s not big of a deal. However, will the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 have to go through the same thing?

  • 1stkorean

    this just shows apple is scared shi*less of Samsung and its surperior product

  • DeianStancu

    If the case is reopen, there are two possibilities: Corrupted judges or new evidence.
    This is ridiculous, you can’t patent a rectangle. Imagine what would have happened if Picasso patented the rectangle painting format, everybody else would have used squares or triangles for their paintings.

    What happens with photo frame makers? They also copied the iPad format?