For Copycat Tablet and in their defence Samsung cites that the tablet design had been in existence since 1968 in (Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey.)
Stanley Kubrick, not Apple, designed the iPad, Samsung says in a bizarre patent defence that cites 2001: A Space Odyssey as an argument for why its copycat tablet shouldn’t be pulled from sale in the US.
Even more surprising is the fact that a senior patent lawyer argues that “Samsung probably has a viable defence here”.
Apple and Samsung are suing each other all over the world for patent infringement after Apple accused Samsung of “blatant copying” of its products.
August 24, 2011 | by Asher Moses | Original Source: theage.com.au "Samsung to Apple: Kubrick made first iPad"