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Old 11-09-2012, 07:56 AM   #348
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Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
That design should not be patentable.
Agreed, imagine how we would be if someone had decided the wide screen tv was a patentable design.

Virtually all devices that just have a touch screen look the same, if you blank the screen,hide the logo and scale the images to the same size you will have a hell of time telling most phones / tablets apart (Frankly only the sony tablet looks different and even then not from the front).

@jjallenupthehill
Leave the placement of the speaker out of it, it's a phone, the speaker goes at the top front (hint - it's where your ear is).

Yes the galaxy looks pretty similar to the iPhone (which itself copied stuff from everywhere else), who was it who quoted 5 or 6 years ago “Good artists copy, great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”?

Lucky Gene Roddenberry didn't patent ideas - flip phones, video conferencing, tablets, green chicks, removable computer media, intuitive voice activated computers, wrist phones (no loss there actually), I think touch screens were in use before TNG but 25 years ago no one else was using them as much.
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