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Design = exterior case?

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:12 pm
by Stephen Hart
“It seems to me that the design is applied to the exterior case of the phone,” said Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. “It’s not applied to all the chips and wires.”

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
Steve Jobs

Conundrum for Justices: Does a Design Patent Cover a Whole Smartphone? New York Times

Of course, Samsung has plenty of problems already on their plate.