The Samsung Galaxy S III: The First Smartphone Designed Entirely By Lawyers

May 7th, 2012 § 0 comments

I only skimmed the article but their premise that their new Galaxy S was designed to avoid copyright infringement seems plausible. I take issue with their final conclusion however.

When Apple started patent trolling, they basically admitted they weren’t going to win in an open market, and they decided to drag Samsung down with them. The crazy thing is, Samsung is letting them. They’ve ceded ownership of the rectangle and other common sense design traits to Apple, and did everything they could to bow down to their largest customer.
The result? A phone designed by lawyers. What a scary precedent.

To me the fact that this phone is so ugly says more about Samsung’s inability to innovate than it does about Apple’s patent trolling. Take away everything from the Galaxy S II that Apple is complaining about1 and the Galaxy S III is what you have left.

  1. I won’t get into the merits of their complaint. I believe we need some serious patent reform and I have little faith that Tim Cook and I would agree how far it needs to go. []

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