Although the document does show clearly that Samsung paid close attention to its competitor regarding to mobile technology, the court will still need to be convinced that patent infringements specifically took place.
While a number of sources suggest that the submitted report will be pivotal in the landmark case, others imply that Samsung will simply argue that any company must compare itself to competitors in order to remain at the forefront of the marketplace.
Concerning the report, a Samsung representative told news site AllThingsD: “These are typical competitive analyses routinely undertaken by many companies in many industries – including Apple.”
“Samsung stands by its culture of continuous improvement and innovation. We are very proud of the product innovations driven by our more than 50,000 designers and engineers around the world who have made Samsung’s products the products of choice.”