Apple v. Samsung: Legendary Mac designer testifies about 'copied' icons

Apple v. Samsung: Legendary Mac designer testifies about 'copied' icons:

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA—Apple swore in a former employee to make its case today: legendary icon designer Susan Kare, who testified that in her opinion, Samsung's screens and icons were illegal knockoffs of Apple designs.
Rachel Krevans, an Apple lawyer, walked Kare through screen after screen comparing Apple's D'305 patent—which shows a screen with icons like those on the iPhone—with various Samsung phones, including the Epic 4G, the Fascinate, and the Droid Charge. One after another, Kare testified that the Samsung icons and screens infringe Apple's design patent and its "trade dress," or the overall look of the phone.
Kare worked at Apple in the early 1980s and designed some of the early Macintosh icons, which have become legendary user interface graphics. Since 1986, Kare has run her own firm, where she has done design work for other big tech companies like Microsoft and Autodesk, but none for Apple.
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