According to new reports, the ongoing legal conflict between the tech heavyweights Samsung and Apple Inc. saw the former presenting a snapshot from the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in support of their argument that the design the company had used in its disputed products such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1, have been there since decades and are not necessarily Apple’s proprietary intellectual property.
Apple, last month filed a lawsuit against the Galaxy maker, which resulted in a temporary halt in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s shipping to all the European countries, the Netherlands being the only exception. The device now cannot go on sale in all those countries until specifically ordered by the court.
It has been a while now since Apple and Samsung are fighting over the issue of alleged patent infringement carried out by the latter in many of its products including the Galaxy Tab 10.1, as well as quite a few Smartphones.
“In a clip from that film lasting about one minute, two astronauts are eating and at the same time using personal tablet computers,” reads the explanation for the exhibit, according to a Mashable report.
“The tablet disclosed in the clip has an overall rectangular shape with a dominant display screen, narrow borders, a predominately flat front surface, a flat back surface (which is evident because the tablets are lying flat on the table’s surface), and a thin form factor,” it added.