Is it necessary to prove when, where and how Apple took inspiration from the Nokia? That seems like a heavy burden. In copyright law, it is not necessary to prove that the copying was intentional. That was established in the case of "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison, which was found to have infringed on "She's So Fine", despite the fact that Harrison didn't realize that the tune in his head came from an existing song. I don't know if the rule extends to patent...
7/26/12 at 5:40am