/// Viral Video: Could Apple’s Patent Suits Take Down "Star Trek" Enterprise?
As the world tries to figure out the impact of Apple’s massive court win over Samsung , a new video imagines what might happen if the company asserted its rights over the spaceship on “Star Trek.” The parody video sees a bleak world for the Starship Enterprise, as key features are crippled due to Apple’s massive intellectual property holdings. Between Siri and Apple’s gesture patents, it seems Apple’s hold extends beyond the smartphone space and into outer space. While “Star Trek” may not have a role in the case, Samsung did try to use another science-fiction flick as an example of prior art in the Apple case. However, Judge Lucy Koh put the kibosh on using “2001: A Space Odyssey” as an example of a pre-iPad tablet . Apple versus Samsung Full Coverage RELATED POSTS: Calling All Gluttons for Legalese Punishment: Here’s the Apple-Samsung Amended Verdict Form Apple-Samsung Juror Tells CNET Debate Was “Heated” “The Jury Has Now Spoken”: Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Memo to Employees on Patent Win Over Samsung Apple’s Big Patent Win: A Shot Across the Bow of All Android Device Manufacturers Next Stop for Apple-Samsung: Appeals Court Wall Street Reacts to Apple’s Legal Win Over Samsung: Maybe, Let’s Not Kill All the Lawyers! Apple Says Verdict Is a Win for Values; Samsung Says It’s a Loss for Consumers Jury Slightly Lowers Apple-Samsung Verdict After Inconsistencies Noted On One-Year of Anniversary of Jobs Stepping Down as CEO, Karma’s a … Patent Victory for Apple Jury: Samsung Owes Apple More Than $1 Billion for Infringing Patents Competing Views of Competition in Apple-Samsung Trial Ringside as Apple and Samsung Go Into the Final Round Apple, Samsung Jury Won’t Hear About Missing Evidence The Definitive Insider’s Guide to Apple vs. Samsung At Long Last, Testimony Wraps up in Apple Vs. Samsung Apple: Samsung Didn’t Live Up to Its Standards Obligations Judge Koh: It’s Samsung’s Own Fault It Ran Out of Time Apple Lawyer to Frustrated Judge: Yes, We Need All These Witnesses, and No, I’m Not Smoking Crack Apple vs. Samsung Judge Encourages “Horse Trading” to Narrow Case Apple Says Samsung Documents Show Google’s Influence On Galaxy Products Patience Runs Thin as Time Runs Short in Apple vs. Samsung Samsung Designer Says Galaxy Tab 10.1 Work Preceded iPad Announcement Give Peace a Chance, Judge Says, Asking Apple and Samsung CEOs to Meet One Last Time Samsung Document Notes Their Smartphone Icons Not Always Iconic Samsung Designer Testifies She Didn’t Copy Any of Apple’s Icons Fireworks in Apple-Samsung Trial Over Whether Expert Had Improper Access to Intel Source Code The iPhone Advantage Is Largest in Big Cities, According to Samsung Study Judge Refuses to Toss Most of Apple’s Suit Against Samsung Apple: Offer to License Patents to Samsung Didn’t Include iPhone’s Interface Latest Front in the Apple vs. Samsung Battle: Jury Instructions A Look Back at the Second Week of the Apple-Samsung Trial Here’s Apple’s August 2010 Warning to Samsung on Patents Apple Offered to License its Patents to Samsung for $30 Per Smartphone, $40 Per Tablet Apple Patent Head: We Don’t Want to License Clones MIT Professor Says Samsung Customers Might Pay Extra $100 for Apple-like Features After Starting With a Bang, Apple vs. Samsung Now Just as Boring as Other Patent Cases Samsung’s U.S. Tablet Revenue Less Than 5 Percent of Apple’s, Court Documents Show Apple vs. Samsung Trial Forces Companies to Open Up the Books Jurors in Apple vs.