Goophone are Preparing to Sue Apple in Secret?
Two weeks ago, HongKong based manufacture Goophone which posted a video on Youtube claimed that they will sue Apple over iPhone 5 design. The Goophone designed their Android phone according to the leaked iPhone 5 parts such as Full Housing, motherboard, glass lens and small dock during the last few months. In the video, the Chinese girl tells people that Goophone had released its first concept of god machine--Goophone I5 before iPhone 5 publish, so all other phones include iPhone 5 come after that must be a copy, and they hold that Goophone I5 will fight for Chinese independent intellectual property rights and phone's appearance patents, even their Goophone official website is posters advertised as "sniper" life and vowed to resist the iPhone 5 from outside Chinese market.
Now,iPhone 5 have been released,and from the specification of iPhone 5 and Goophone I5,we can see that both iPhone 5 and Goophone I5 has same 4 inches screen, and the two own the same two-color back design and small dock connector, So from the the pictures and videos we can see that Apple just showed the people one copied Goophone I5 in terms of appearance, and if Goophone keep its promise, they will set Apple in the dilemma of patent lawsuit.
In 2012, Apple paid $60 million to resolve a trademark infringement suit for its iPad and a Chinese company named "Snow Leopard"said Apple’s Snow Leopard operating system violates its trademark. What else, Apple currently has been sued by another Chinese company for allegedly infringing its voice-recognition software. If Goophone really did that, GooPhone's alleged patenting of the design in China could effectively block Apple from selling the iPhone in the Chinese market.
Do you think that Goophone are preparing to fight with Apple?
Last edited by Button; 09-21-2012 at 01:25 AM.
Reason: modify th wrong phone model
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