Apple v. Samsung: email reveals Apple iPhone sparked ‘crisis of design’ at Samsung

“Samsung takes pride in its distinctive designs and as a restless, competitive culture Samsung Chief Strategy Officer Justin Denison testified in the fourth day of the Samsung-Apple patent trial in U.S. District Court in San Jose Monday,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes. “However Apple lawyer William Lee pounced after Denison described Samsung’s ‘hyperbolic,’ management style as Samsung’s lawyers referred to an internal email that described a ‘crisis of design’ at the company.”
“Objections from Samsung’s lawyers were repeatedly overruled by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh, who noted Samsung ‘opened the door,’ to such questions, since Denison discussed the email earlier in his testimony,” Caulfield reports. “Lee took the opportunity to have Denison walk through the email in front of jurors: ‘All this time we’ve been paying all our attention to Nokia, and concentrated our efforts on things like Folder, Bar, Slide, yet when our [product] is compared to the unexpected competitor Apple’s iPhone, the difference is truly that of Heaven and Earth,’ according to the email. ‘It’s a crisis of design.’”

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