In fact, Samsung submitted several pictures of what looks like the Apple Watch as part of a patent application published on Thursday.
Most of the pictures in the patent application depict a generic smartwatch. But two figures clearly depict Apple's smartwatch, not a Samsung device. Samsung's submitted images including Apple's crown and several of its proprietary band designs.
The patent, "Wearable Device," describes a format for attaching watch band straps to a smartwatch device. Patent figures — the graphics — aren't really the important part of a patent application.
But the doppelganger drawings in the patent application suggest that Samsung engineers have at the very least drawn inspiration from Apple's smartwatch.
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