John Paczkowski

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Samsung Galaxy S III: Inspired by Nature, Not Lawyers

Samsung’s Galaxy S III wasn’t designed by the company’s lawyers, though they surely approved it. And speculation that it was carefully crafted to dodge Apple’s trade dress patent infringement claims is silly.

So says Samsung design VP Chang Dong-hoon, who today took exception with claims that the Galaxy S III is “the first smartphone designed entirely by lawyers.” According to Dong-hoon, the Galaxy S III boasts a design that has gone through hundreds of iterations, all quarterbacked by Samsung’s market-leading design team. “Our change in smartphone design is part of a five-year plan, not a sudden turnaround,” he told reporters at the 2012 Seoul Digital Forum.

So the aesthetics of the S III are the result of a natural evolution and not the intervention of Samsung’s legal team. If you’ve got an issue with its design, blame Samsung’s designers, not its lawyers. Or, better yet, buy a different phone.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik