The Apple v. Samsung trial started getting in to technical details today, with afternoon testimony from Peter Bressler. Bressler is an industrial designer who is Apple's first expert witness and, unsurprisingly, he testified that Apple's trade dress and four design patents are infringed by Samsung smartphones and the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
But during a lengthy cross-examination, Samsung lawyer Charles Verhoeven focused on small differences between Apple's design patents and the accused Samsung phones.
"It is wider, yes," said Bressler, when asked about the side margin of the Samsung Infuse 4G (and yes, the phone's margins are wider than the margins described in Apple's D677 patent). "Again, this is a level of detail that the ordinary observer wouldn't see."