How Do You Tell the Difference Between an iPad and a Galaxy Tab? Don’t Ask Samsung’s Lawyers.
What an uncomfortable moment for Samsung at its court hearing with Apple on Thursday. Fielding questions from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, Samsung attorney Kathleen Sullivan was asked if she could distinguish between Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, which Koh held up for all the court to see.
Her reply, as first reported by Reuters: “Not at this distance, your honor.”
Not at this distance, your honor.
Not the greatest answer in a case in which the defendant stands accused of “slavishly” copying a rival’s designs. More so, since Sullivan was standing just 10 feet away from the devices she was asked to identify.
Thankfully, one of her colleagues was able to come to her rescue, but only after this plea from Koh:
“Can any of Samsung’s lawyers tell me which one is Samsung and which one is Apple?”
Not a good day in court for Samsung.