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

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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.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

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  1. The Joker

    08/23/2011 at 7:07 pm

    AWESOME!!!!! I love it.

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