“…Apple saw a prototype for a tablet computer more than a decade before the iPad was released in 2010 – says a news technology developer called as a trial witness by Samsung Electronics.
Videotaped testimony by Roger Fidler, who heads the digital publishing programme at the University of Missouri, was shown yesterday to the jury in Samsung’s multibillion-dollar intellectual property dispute with Apple over smartphones and tablets.
Fidler said in a written declaration he started working on a tablet design in 1981 –
- and that “Apple personnel were exposed to my tablet ideas and prototypes” during a period in the mid-1990s when the company collaborated with Knight-Ridder’s information design laboratory in Colorado…”
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