Apple is using Samsung's own words against it in their high-stakes patent-infringement trial.
Apple pointed to an internal Samsung document highlighting the weaknesses of the Galaxy S1 compared with the iPhone as further evidence that Samsung has copied its work. The document, a "relative evaluation report" on the Galaxy S1 and iPhone published in March 2010 and unearthed by Apple, highlights where Samsung's flagship phone fell short of the iPhone.
Apple will draw on this document as proof that Samsung actively compared its products against the iPhone, and made strides to better mimic the blockbuster device. Samsung, however, would argue that it does opposition research against all its major rivals.
Apple tapped Susan Kare, perhaps best known for designing the original set of icons for Apple's first Macintosh, to compare Apple's patented iOS user interface with Samsung's devices. Kare said she examined phones from both companies and found "substantial similarities" between the two. Enough to the point where she confused the devices on the first day she had come in to look at them as part of her testimony preparation.
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