Samsung to Use Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey as Prior Art in Tablet Case

Well, after doing a bit of rolling around in my office chair during the East Coast earthquake this somehow seems like an appropriate post. (BTW, both Sumocat and I who are located in the northern and northwestern VA areas appear to be OK.)

Apparently Samsung is going to use Stanley Kubrick’s classic film, 2001: A Space Odyssey in its legal battles against Apple as kind of a prior art claim. In case you haven’t been following, Apple has filed infringement¬† claims against Samsung Android devices saying that Samsung heisted some of its intellectual property. Apple is working to keep Samsung from selling the devices and is even seeking a recall of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

So, now Samsung says Apple stole the entire Tablet idea from 2001: A Space Odyssey and so therefore has no valid claim.

It’s a crazy world.

  

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