Further Evidence of Samsung's Blatant iPhone Envy: Need More Bouncy Fun Stuff

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A 94-page document issued into evidence tonight, in the ongoing debacle that is Apple vs. Samsung, supplies further evidence that Samsung was pea green-eyed with insatiable jealousy over Apple's super fun phone design, as compared to the less animated and playful Android products. 46

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Actually, Apple does have a design patent on that "bouncy" behavior.

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect2=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PALL&RefSrch=yes&Query=PN/7469381

Until someone challenges it in court, they legally have the right to sue anyone who uses that specific bouncing visual effect without licensing it from them. This article actually has a pretty good rundown of exactly what Apple has in terms of trademarks, trade dress, and patents:

http://www.theverge.com/2011/04/19/apple-sues-samsung-analysis/