Apple and Samsung are scheduled to take the battle to the courts beginning July 30, Monday, next week. Following the rejection of the redaction requests filed by Apple and Samsung last week, dozens of documents were unsealed and analyzed, prompting reporters to feast on the table. Yesterday, we said that Google, together with other manufacturers, reportedly warned Samsung that the Galaxy Tab looked too similar to the iPad. Now, we are hearing reports that a few Best Buy customers previously returned a bunch of Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets because those customers thought they were actually buying iPads. Interesting isn’t it?
Samsung was forced to release a bunch of documents it had been keeping under seal that show the likeness between its products and Apple’s. Examples outlined in the documents include comments from Samsung workers discussing similarities with Apple’s products, and reports Samsung got from retailer Best Buy that Samsung tablets were being returned because customers thought they were getting iPads. Samsung still has a pending motion to prevent all of this information from being included at trial.