To be filed under “Ways to NOT Cool Down a Patent Battle”. Samsung has been awarded a patent for a very iPhone-like design for a mobile phone.
PhoneArena spotted a bunch of design patents awarded to Samsung, including a smartphone design with ridged flat edges and a round home button – remind you of anything?
Apple isn’t the only competitor Samsung is apparently looking to “flatter”, as another patent drawing looks to be a “tribute” to the Moto 360 smartwatch from Motorola…
The have been signs of cooling lately in the patent war between Apple and Samsung, with Apple dropping a motion for a sales ban on older Samsung devices, and more recently the two companies mutually agrees to end their non-U.S. patent disputes.
While these are merely drawings, and may not lead to a device being manufactured, it’s clear that Samsung may never give up their copying ways.