Google Caught Red-Handed Copying Apple’s Patent Figure [PICS]


Google has been caught red-handed trying to mimic an Apple Retina MacBook Pro patent graphic by blurring the lines and replacing it with Chromebook Pixel, in a patent filing to add presence technology in future Chromebooks. As highlighted by PatentlyApple, Google has just ripped off Apple’s granted patent figure “to an embarrassing point” that you have to see for yourself. Take a look at the two figures below:

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“Sometimes copying is like getting a pie in your face. You just look stupid.”

As you can see, the hand positioning in the Google patent figure is absolutely identical to Apple’s granted patent figure. Even the trackpad strip is identical. The source points out that Google’s other patent figures noted in their recent patent filing don’t illustrate a wide strip trackpad which further proves that Google’s team just ripped the graphic from Apple’s patent.

“On the flipside, Apple’s patent is in fact pertaining to a wide trackpad and for the same concept of presence detection as one of invention’s functions.

Furthermore, the lines that illustrate the camera’s area coverage are identical in placement as those found in the Apple patent. Other than there being a round hole representing the camera position in Google’s patent, this has simply been lifted from Apple’s granted patent 8,098,233.”

It surely is embarrassing as hell to see Google resort to such blatant copying like its partner Samsung, don’t you think?


  • Chrome262

    Always said Apple should be focusing on Google for Android’s GUI coping iOS but whatever, Samsung is coping enough for both of them

  • FuqDiskuss

    That is a copied graphic. Not a copied patent. Who is to say that poor sketch of a laptop and hands wasnt copied by apple also and modified to fit the patent description. Patent application drawings have severly fallen by the wayside in terms of quality. Since when did a laptop come with 1 giant key and a track pad. Those hands are awful. There was a blog that used to show case amazing patent application illistrations. All pre 1970s. You used to pay an actual Drafts person. Not some lawyer copy and pasting in MS paint. I blame the copying on that . Not google copying apple patents… Nice try Usman

  • pegger1

    If the patent is for the same thing, then yes it’s a copied patent as well.

  • FragilityG4

    A copy is a copy. If Google copied Apples logo, which is a graphic, would they not be in trouble? This graphic is part of a patent that has been approved and granted to Apple … A copy is a copy. Besides, even if its a crappy graphic … Can’t Google just make their own??

  • Anthony

    I usually don’t agree with you but it is hard not to agree on this one.

  • ????Dennis

    I know what you mean about not agreeing with him…. Luckily I don’t agree with the Fanboy today

  • Wahwahbaby

    Hey fandroid, the graphic is pretty clear, no? Google copied Apple’s patent figure, exactly what the title of this post says. Get over yourself and get out of mom and dad’s basement for some fresh air for you and your phablet.

  • Duck Dynasty

    No sh1t eh.

  • Duck Dynasty

    You sir are an id10t.