The Verge has been live blogging the closing arguments in the Apple vs. Samsung patent case, being heard at a federal district courthouse in San Jose.
An interesting Windows Phone-related moment happened earlier this afternoon when, according to The Verge, Apple attorney Harold McElhinny showed a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone (and a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc) and said: “Not every smartphone needs to look like an iPhone.”
Another interesting tidbit: The Verge live blog says that “other factors the jury must consider in deciding whether the patents are obvious: initial skepticism, acclaim, commercial success, copying.”
The blog then quotes Apple attorney McElhinny as saying: “All of the executives of Microsoft and Palm predicted the iPhone would fail. There’s your initial skepticism.”
Think McElhinny meant this?
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(Video from YouTube user smugmacgeek. Photo of Lumia 900 from Nokia)