Date: Friday, August 5th, 2016, 16:38
Category: Apple Watch, Hardware, News, Patents, Samsung, Wearables
Ok, well, this is just plain embarrassing.
After years of legal patent-based squabbles between Apple and Samsung, a recently published Samsung patent application surfaced entitled “Wearable Device” featuring form factor patent figures that were actually Apple Watch designs
The Samsung patent, first discovered by Patently Apple, presents patent figures that are clearly Apple Watch designs with its classic backside charging mechanism that Samsung doesn’t incorporate and various Apple band styles. Nowhere in the patent do they reference the designs as being from Apple.
Samsung’s patent notes that “The band for adjustment may be coupled with the band for fixing through a structure, such as a separated buckle or a continuous integral buckle, through a magnetic attracting force, or through a hooked ring or hooked member,” this description sounding pretty much like the Apple Watch charging pedestal…
As always, stay tuned for additional details as they become available.
Via Patently Apple