The Samsung defense in their massive patent infringement case with Apple continues today, with Samsung sticking to the rhetoric they’ve been trying to deliver from the beginning. Their angle is that the similarity of their products to Apple’s is irrelevant, because Apple didn’t do anything original in the first place. In order to prove that point, they’ve presented numerous pieces of prior art that may invalidate Apple’s patents on such designs.
The latest of these is from a Samsung witness by the name of Roger Fidler, who says he’s been working on a tablet design since 1981. His idea more or less resembles the modern tablet; in his testimony, he says, “My feeling was that it should be something that’s lightweight, portable, with a flat screen that had an ability to use a touch screen.”