Original Mac designer Susan Kare takes stand in Apple v. Samsung trial

“Two Apple expert witnesses took the stand in the recently restarted Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Wednesday, with lawyers on each side disputing how Samsung should pay for infringing on three Apple design patents,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“In a round of questioning on Wednesday, Apple expert witnesses Adam Ball and Susan Kare argued the merits of Apple’s patents, reports CNET,” Campbell reports. “More importantly, the pair sided with Apple’s lawyers in viewing three granted design patents as applicable to iPhone’s ‘articles of manufacture.'”

“Under questioning by Apple’s legal team, Ball argued the “article of manufacture” of U.S. Patent No. D618,677, an infamous piece of IP detailing a black, rectangular device with round corners. Ball argued much the same for Patent No. D593,087 showing ornamental designs for a device with rounded corners and internal bezel regions,” Campbell reports. “Kare, a former Apple designer known to many as the ‘woman who gave the Macintosh a smile,’ presented a similar argument for Patent No. D604,305. The IP covers iPhone OS graphics, specifically a formatted grid of app icons laid out across iPhone’s home screen. ‘To me, no question — in each case, the D’305 was applied to each of these finished phones — the whole phone,’ Kare said of Samsung devices, according to CNET.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The damage has already long been done and Apple will never receive full recompense.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

Apple executive admits Steve Jobs ‘bet the company’ on the iPhone in drawn-out court case with Samsung – May 16, 2018
Apple wants $1 billion from Samsung at iPhone copying retrial; Samsung wants to pay just $28 million – May 16, 2018
Samsung tries to further reduce Apple’s iPhone patent award – May 14, 2018
iPhone X drives smartphone revenue dominance; Apple made more money in Q417 than the rest of the smartphone makers combined – February 16, 2018
Apple iPhone took more than half of worldwide smartphone revenue share in Q417, a new record – February 15, 2018
Strategy Analytics: Apple has shipped 1.2 billion iPhones in the past 10 years; $760 billion in global revenue to date – September 8, 2017
Apple took 83% of smartphone market profits in calendar first quarter – May 16, 2017
How important is Apple’s iPhone market share? – May 29, 2017


  1. “The U.S. Senate voted 52 to 47 on Wednesday to reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules.”

    This story broke yesterday but this hack MDN refuses to run after it posted a story….
    “‘U.S. Senate democrats stage a phony vote on so-called ‘net neutrality’”

    “MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote last December regarding the repeal of so-called ‘net neutrality’ rules:

    The Internet will be just fine, just as it was before the FCC instituted these rules on June 12, 2015.”

  2. Samsung and other Android products exists because of Google Android, which technically is so called Free but is subsidized via sale of personal details and revenue from Google ads

    1. All the more ironic that chronic Google basher MDN chooses to fund Google by being a user of their ads and tracking.

      Aren’t there some clean versions of Android available that are stripped of all the Google tracking and services?

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