Lol...today most phones are rectangular. Does that mean all companies except google copied the original design developed by motorola and infringing it? Nope. It is by design, which gives comfort. Could you think of a square shaped phone or a round shaped phone? And for fingerprint scanner, Samsung is already working on it for the past 6months. There were some frameworks on leaked firmwares of s4,note2 etc which seemed like fingerprint scanner frameworks. Only thing is, apple pushed it self first to implement it. And oh...the io7! Dont you think the control center is copy of android just because it was first introduced in android! And the multitasking window
There is nothing like "this company copies that company!". There might be any patent issues between companies but in what way does it affect us-the end users? After we are lucky to have vast choices of os,form factor, hw, brands to choose from
P.S: And a friendly advice for you would be to close the thread before people starts bashing(probably?) you because its an android forum, most people here would be android fanboys.