Apple accuses Samsung of copying its icons as well

Do Samsung Galaxy devices look like the iPhone? Apple argues some pretty generic features accusing Samsung of making a rectangular device. But while that might sound absurd, the real point is that Apple is trying to convince the court…
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77. AlanB412

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

This is stupid. I wish Apple would just come right out and sue Google instead. We all know they're the real target. Half of these things can be generalized to Android operating systems as a whole anyways. This roundabout bulls**t Apple is doing by suing everyone and their mother company is just annoying.

81. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

i can show u the same phone icon in my 2004 Samsung flip model phone.... and windows uses the same sunflower icon for different purpose..... all this thinks are stupid by apple... i accept that Samsung was inspired by apple too inspired by Samsung to make a 7 inch tab... apple thinks its consumers are so mad to get confuse between iphone and sgs...

85. jimjam unregistered

I'll buy neither so take that you two

92. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

If Apple has trademarked their logos that's great. But that's also very specific. They probably couldn't just have a square green phone icon because it was already being used so they made the handset a particular shape and gave the corners a particular radius and then added the diagonal color banding. All of this makes it theirs, no adding or subtracting. So if you want to make something similar that's fine, You'll need more than 1 pixel of differentiation but as long as you horizontal bands and 4 shades of green lighter then you can probably go get your own trademark on it. I like a standard set of logos for critical functions. It would be annoying if you couldn't quickly find the call button on your friend's phone. Once again the difference is in the details.

98. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Are you guys stupid or something? If Samsung copied something, they are not going to make an exact duplicate; certainly, they are going to change the colors, fonts etc. Almost like plagiarism of a good book, or any literary work.

115. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010 monitors with on and off icons....any lawsuits over that? Just about every monitor has the same power icon....

127. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Same could be said of the orig iPhone. It wasnt an exact duplicate of phones prior....but at the end of the day....its a phone. So Apple can make a phone....but Samsung cant use icons?

99. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

it'll be interesting to see the comments when PA drops the article about Samsung now being accused of child labor abuse in their chinese factory.

101. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

102. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

The power logo on my Samsung TV remote controller is the same as it is on my Sony TV. Sony should definitely sue Samsung for using it first.

103. kingstandup

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Dear Apple, quit your bitching and get over yourself already. This is serious sickening now. It makes me wish all the companies that Apple has stolen ideas from over the years would band together and launch lawsuits against them. Idiots.

106. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lets hope so.

125. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

Apple is going crazy about this lawsuite! The phone icon?! Oh c'mon! Tomorrow they will say nobody can use an envelope as e-mail icon because they do! Samsung might as well have copied a few things from iPhone. But, this is just insane! That kind of icon represented phone even before Apple thought of the iPhone!

131. jack1059

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

Yep, I walked into a mobile shop and bought a samsung because I thought "Gosh it looks just like the iphone". Duh. Im sick of this crap. Two giant companies using the efd up patent system to crush each other because "My curved corner black rectangle was copied by you when you made your curved corner black rectangle." Revamp patenting so that only truly innovative ideas can be patented. Geometric shapes, software icons, and finger gestures are out for example. Patents should also only apply to the companies that patent them, then make use of them. No selling of patents. You try to sell it, either A) the patent is void and into public domain it goes, B) patent protection is seriously reduced, or C) the company purchasing must make use of the patent idea within a further reduced timeframe (to eliminate patent trolling companies). You patent it, but don't use it within say 2years of patent? Void and into public domain. Basically, somethings gotta be done to fix this mess.

136. itriker

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

What was Samsung supposed to do? I mean, it's not like there are sooo many icons you could use for calling. Apple shouldn't trademark a green square with a phone in it, but if they do, it'll be bad news for Samsung.

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