The lawsuits may never stop. This time, Samsung is up to play. Samsung has revealed that Apple may not own the designs they claim at all. Samsung unveils a series of iPhone prototypes which have some strikingly similar designs to Android devices, such as the Motorola Photon. The kicker here is that Samsung is claiming that Apple actually took their designs from Sony, now Sony Mobile. If this holds true, Apple cannot claim Samsung is infringing on their designs as the designs are not Apple’s at all.
To add fuel to the fire, the art features a logo “Jony” which is presumed to be a play on Sony and Apple’s famous designer, Jony Live. Depending on how this is ruled, this could eliminate many of the lawsuits that Samsung faces. It won’t end this problem, but it could drastically reduce the issues at hand.