A judge of the International Trade Commission (ITC) has likened the on-going legal battle to the comedy duo Cheech and Chong. According to Bloomberg, the judge said that infringement case could rely on the Cheech and Chong test based on the facts of whether “it looks like it, feels like and smells like it”.
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The routine by the comedy duo is from the 70s where Cheech asks Chong to have a feel, smell and taste of what they are debating is dog faeces or not, in order to determine if it really is it. The rest is comedy history.
The court case for those who have not heard is about the allegations of Apple which say that Samsung copied their device, the iPhone and iPad when releasing the Galaxy Tab and its Galaxy phones (S2). Since April of 2011 the legal battle developed into a global dispute which has spanned numerous continents. Apple are claiming that Samsung copied their designs openly and also even the smallest of details belonging to the iconic iPhone.
Samsung defends this of course saying that it took them decades in designing and a cost of more than $3.5 billion in research. Judge Pender is hearing the battle of the two giants throughout June and it is thought that he will deliver his final ruling in October.