During a court session held to decide whether Samsung has copied the iPad design for its Galaxy Tab, Samsung's lawyers made a very embarrassing (and potentially case-settling) admittance that they can't tell the two devices apart.
During the court session, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh held an iPad and a Galaxy tab in his hands and asked Samsung attorney Kathleen Sullivan if she could identify which of them is which. After a heavy pause Sullivan, who was standing roughly ten feet away, replied: "Not at this distance your honor."
The judge then addressed the rest of Samsung's defense team, asking "Can any of Samsung's lawyers tell me which one is Samsung and which one is Apple?" This time however, one of the lawyers was able to identify the devices correctly, though after a bit of hesitation.
The judge has found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's patents, but challenged Apple to the validity of the patents themselves.