#Samsung #Apple – Samsung under fire after filing for a smartwatch patent using Apple Watch images : Samsung is now under fire after filing for a smartwatch patent using Apple Watch figures. The drawings suggested that the engineers took some inspiration from their rivals in business.
A Samsung patent has recently appeared that seemed to suggest that they were using similar images of the Apple Watch. According to the official website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the patent was titled Wearable Device. The images did not look identical to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear collection.
The patent was filed in Jan. 29, and it was published on Aug. 4. The manufacturer wrote in the patent that these figures were views illustrating different shapes, structures, and materials of a first strap portion, or a second strap portion of the device.
These patent figures were not usually the important part of a patent application. The drawings strongly suggested that the Samsung engineers took a bit of inspiration from their rival’s smartwatch. According to the official website of IDC, the Apple Watch is the number one selling smartwatch in the market with 72 percent, while Samsung was only second with seven percent.
The two companies have had a lot of disputes specifically over patents and intellectual property recently. In 2012, a Californian jury found that Samsung had infringed three of their rival’s design patents for the iPhone. Recently, the manufacturer had appealed that case to the Supreme Court.
In other Samsung related news, a group of design industry professionals came out for Apple in a patent dispute. More than 100 designers and educators supported Apple and they signed on to a new court brief. These included famous fashion brands like Calvin Klein, Parsons School of Design industrial design director, and many more.