Aug 8, 2013
Samsung Electronics Co. has applied for U.S. and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in a sign the company is deep in preparations for what tech industry experts expect will be a new generation of mobile technology that dramatically expands the utility of single-function objects such as watches and glasses.
Samsung described “Samsung Galaxy Gear” as a wearable digital electronic device in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle in its July 29 application with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A month earlier, it applied for a “Samsung Gear” trademark in South Korea.
The trademark applications did not show the shape of the products. But drawings from a Samsung design patent approved in May show a watch-like design with a flexible screen that curves around the wrist.
The U.S. trademark application said the device will be “capable of providing access to the Internet, for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages” as well as “for keeping track of or managing personal information.”
This article was posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 5:11 am