In a patent application that surfaced today at the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office titled “Wearable Device,” they discuss their new
“exchangeable” strap mechanisms. What struck me was that a great
number of their form factor patent figures were actually Apple
Watch designs showing that indeed they set out to copy Apple’s
design — even if they changed the method enough not to get sued.
But it’s clear that the Samsung engineers were either inspired by
Apple’s ingenuity or that their bosses handed them pictures of
what they wanted their engineers to copy. It’s undeniable as
you’ll see in the 12 patent figures presented below.
The illustrations aren’t just similar to Apple Watch. They’re exact illustrations of Apple Watch and several of its distinctive bands. In a Samsung patent filing. See for yourself. You can’t make this stuff up.
(Via Abdel Ibrahim at WatchAware.)
★ Thursday, 4 August 2016