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Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?

Steve Todd

Re: Im sure that

If that was all the design patent said then you'd have a point. I had an XDA myself, but it looked nothing like the iPhone. The point of a design patent is to prevent your competitors from selling items that look near identical to your own (trade dress here in the UK). Prior to the iPhone Samsung phones looked nothing like it. Suddenly after the iPhone was released they looked very similar. Over time they've become more distinct, but it was a hurried job with a photocopier for the early devices.

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