A little over a week ago, court documents surfaced regarding the ongoing patent war between Apple and Samsung. The two companies have been locked in courtroom battles all over the world since Apple filed its trademark infringement suit earlier this year.

Apple’s argument has been that Samsung’s products look extremely similar to its own devices, particularly its tablets. This was especially evident in the leaked court documents that included tips from Apple on how Samsung should’ve made its Galaxy Tab.

Here’s a reminder of what Apple’s recommendations were for Samsung’s slate:

  • Overal shape that isn’t rectangular, or doesn’t have round corners.
  • Thick frames rather than a thin rim around the front surface.
  • Front surface that isn’t entirely flat.
  • Profiles that aren’t thin.
  • Cluttered appearance.
  • Front surface that isn’t black.

The folks over at Gizmodo found this list so interesting that they decided to create a mockup of what a tablet would look like if its design followed the above guidelines.

Yeah, it’s pretty hideous. Why in the world would Apple’s lawyers think that a top manufacturer would produce such garbage?

Of course, Samsung has maintained that Apple’s iPad design is the natural evolution of the tablet PC. The company also argues that there is tons of evidence of prior art (pre-existing designs) to Apple’s tablet.

While Apple was successful in its lawsuit endeavors early on, it has run into a couple of road blocks over the past few weeks. Injunctions against the Korean company have been overturned in both Europe and Australia. Perhaps the courts aren’t buying Apple’s copycat claims anymore.

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  • Anonymous

    Just funny…

  • Dan

    lol nice

  • lol

  • Anonymous

    i think it looks pretty cool actually…

  • I love it!!!

  • mike manila

    Apple is full of BS. Imagine if other hardware manufacturers sued like this. TV companies would sue each other for flatscreens, rectangular shape, anti-glare, bevels etc…

    They blame MS for lack of taste and then sue Samsung for well made tablets. Can’t have it both way…

  • ROFL

  • As funny as this is, it’s rediculous to say this is the only possibility. Zune, wp7, personally I like the styling.

  • Well i dont see how they could do it otherwise without making them fugly. Apple is kinda greedy when it comes to their tablets

  • Marc Peters

    Samsung should steal dunder miflins design and release the pyramid tablet.

  • lol

  • Apple: “Make your products look like crap so we can sell more of ours.”

  • ic0n1c

    all bull-crap…

  • Jon Garrett

    Apple wants Samsung to Copy Motorola’s XY Board.

  • Anonymous

    Apple is really a stuck-up bitch! I love my iPod touch 4 to death but this lawsuit and these conditions are silly. Radios, tvs, refrigerators, rice cookers – they all look the same yet the companies do not sue each other.

  • Gdghgfgjy Ggjffv

    Apple is such a crybaby, when they first made desktops, starting from then up til now all the desktops nowdays look like that. When they started making laptops, starting from then up till now all laptops are like that. Why can’t they understand that phones and tablets are going to end up exactly like how all other products did??