Hey @sjvn ! That’s why Apple is suing.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for ZDNet:

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, has granted Apple’s request to halt the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, which runs Google’s Android operating system. The Galaxy Tab’s crime? It looks like a tablet.

No. I’m not making that up.


Apple’s legal case rests on a single design patent, USD504889. In it, Apple claims “the ornamental design for an electronic device, substantially as shown and described.” You can see Apple’s patented design for yourself in this story. Looks pretty much like a tablet doesn’t it? Do you see anything about it what-so-ever that looks unique?

In fact, it looks pretty much like every tablet that’s ever been created in history. That’s because, “It’s A Tablet!!” There is nothing innovative or original about its design. It’s A Tablet!!

Really? Let me show you why Apple is suing:

That’s why. Idiot.

3 comments on “Hey @sjvn ! That’s why Apple is suing.

  1. ... says:

    The same goes for Apple’s innovative Notification Center in iOS 5!

    • scottph says:

      Not really. One being a software addition which doesn’t look like the Android version, the other being a blatant copy of hardware.

  2. Apple winning the suit will be a different story, however. I wish my tablet had a handle 😀

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