Wouldnt that be ridiculous?
That one specific scenario - yes, that would be absolutely bloody ridiculous.
Actually that sounds like something the USPTO would grant a patent for.
Much like Method and Apparatus to send messages from one computer to another where a) network is a LAN b) network is a WAN c) network is the internet.
Or like Steal the designof 1960-1980 Braun devices and sue a Korean competitor for making something that looks the same.