As a week of courtroom drama drew to a close in the Apple v. Samsung patent case, a new document surfaced showing how Samsung used Apple’s features as a measuring stick for their own development. The document was an internal analysis comparing the Samsung Behold 3 (also known as the Vibrant) to the iPhone. Some of the features that Samsung identified included things like a bouncing visual effect, the slide to unlock feature, and even the transition time when entering passwords.
It remains to be seen whether the jury will see this as an attempt to copy the iPhone’s features or as identification of capabiities and features that could be improved upon or done in a different manner.
source: The Verge