Samsung Zaps Apple With “2001”

I love the way that Samsung is responding to Apple’s legal claim that Samsung has infringed upon Apple’s intellectual property rights by copying the designs of popular Apple devices such as the iPad. “According to court filings, Samsung has presented a scene from Stanley Kubrick‘s 1968 film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ as evidence of prior art that should invalidate Apple’s design claims on the iPad. From the filing: ‘Attached hereto as Exhibit D is a true and correct copy of a still image taken from “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In a clip from that film lasting about one minute, two astronauts are eating and at the same time using personal tablet computers.'”

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