A news flash has recently release the plan of a copy-cat Chinese manufacturer copies the rumored features of the iPhone 5.
The smartphone reportedly named Goophone I5 was unveiled in late August, looks exactly like the leaked image and parts of the iPhone 5 that most of us know to be the Apple next generation iPhone. A report from Gizchina blog says that the I5 manufacturer, Goophone, already has a patent for the smartphone in China and may sue or prevent Apple from selling the iPhone 5 in china.
The external differentiation that appears on the Goophone I5 is that it had the Apple former 3.5-inch instead of the 4-inch proposed for the iPhone 5.
“It would be unfortunate if a country’s patent system were designed to allow this type of behavior,” Robin Feldman, Professor of Law at UC Hastings and author of the book Rethinking Patent Rights, said via email. Patent laws vary from country to country, so what flies in China, may not be allowed in the U.S., or vice versa. “If this behavior had occurred in the United States, Apple would have an action for misappropriation of trade secrets.”
The Manufacturer of Goophone has reportedly been fond of copying various smartphone from big manufacturers, the iPhone 4 from Apple, Samsung Galaxy S III ans HTC One S was reported to be once a victim of this copy-cating.