Science Fiction Used in IPad Lawsuit

Samsung notes that “the tablet disclosed in the clip has an overall rectangular shape with a dominant display screen, narrow borders, a predominately flat front surface, a flat back surface (which is evident because the tablets are lying flat on the table’s surface), and a thin form factor.” You don’t actually see the actor interacting with the tablet’s user interface, but plenty of other science fiction movies and TV shows have depicted tablets, including Star Trek’s PADD. —io9.

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  1. Hey, Dennis

    I could name a dozen programs or movies or books that have imagined technology from the future. It seems bizarre to me that you could ever patent such a design or claim rights to a particular design. It is surely the technology inside that distinguishes it from anything else.

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