ITC Judge to Determine if Samsung Copied Apple Using 'Cheech and Chong' Test

ITC Judge to Determine if Samsung Copied Apple Using 'Cheech and Chong' Test

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Determining whether Samsung copied the design of the Apple iPhone may hinge on the 'Cheech and Chong test' described by an ITC judge today, reports Bloomberg.

"Does it look like it, feel like it, smell like it?" U.S. International Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender said at the beginning of Apple's patent-infringement trial against Samsung, referring to a routine in which the comedy duo identified dog feces.

Apple is accusing Samsung phones and tablets of copying their designs and infringing on patents related to the user interface and headset plugs.

"Not content to copy the overall design and interface, Samsung has copied the smallest detail of the iPhone," Apple lawyer Harold McElhinny of Morrison & Foerster told the judge in opening arguments today in Washington. "Samsung copied our original and iconic design."

Next week another trial begins at the trade agency where Samsung will bring its own patent-infringement claims against Apple.

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ITC Judge to Determine if Samsung Copied Apple Using 'Cheech and Chong' Test
Cheech - June 2, 2012 at 12:25am
So.... I guess they were high when they copied it, or they get high to test it?
mmc - June 1, 2012 at 10:33pm
I don't know what to say.
Hu Jin Tao - June 1, 2012 at 3:30pm
They've also copied the Mac mini! I think the judge should take that into account to
NoGoodNick - June 1, 2012 at 6:51pm
I think the judge should take into account that it's not only blatant theft, but a bad attempt at it as well, since the phone doesn't work as well as the one they stole from.
Ma Ying Jiu - June 1, 2012 at 7:39pm
Cheech and Chong? I've never heard of that test before.
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