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Submitted by SquishyGorilla 1030d ago | news

Apple Awarded Design Patent On A Rectangle With Rounded Corners

NRM: "The US Patent and Trademark Office issued Apple a design patent on rectangular devices with rounded corners.

Patent no. D670,286 pertains to the "ornamental" design of the iPad, and essentially covers a "Portable display device" that's a rounded rectangle. While it will cover Apple's claims to innovating such a design, the usefulness of such a vastly broad patent is questionable." (Apple, Culture, Gadgets, iPad)

KingPin  +   1030d ago
THIS IS A FUCKING PATENT THAT SHOULDN'T BE GRANTED AND THE WHOLE ENTIRE FUCKING WORLD KNOWS IT EXCEPT THE HOMELAND OF APPLE AKA "THE WORLD OF AMERICA" COZ NOW THEY'LL BE STOPPING SALES OF THE LIKES OF SAMSUNG IN THEIR OWN HOME COUNTRY. WTF!!

>:(

/rant
adorie  +   1029d ago
This patent is so stupid and broad, it should be fought from all sides. This is Apple being scared.
KingPin  +   1029d ago
im going to patent the letter "A". and then sue Apple for everytime they use it in their name and ask for royalties on every single product that has Apple branding on them.
Rhythmattic  +   1029d ago
I use apple products, but am no fanboy, and this patent goes way beyond the ridiculous !!
Revvin  +   1029d ago
They are all as bad as each other, Apple, Google, Nokia and Microsoft buy up smaller companies for the patents they hold to hit their rivals with. This patent may turn out to be a good thing though because with a bit of media coverage it will demonstrate how ridiculous the patent system is when it can grant a patent for something as simple as a shape. I'm currently an Apple user with an iPhone 5 and iPad 3 but I do not support this patent nor do I support the other companies I mentioned who all play the patent game which only stifles competition and ultimately affects us the consumer.
PS-ADDICT  +   1028d ago
You mean you own The New Ipad which is last gen,not The Ipad 3, The Newer Ipad is coming soon with the A6 Processor, next year the Newest Ipad will Release ,maby After that Newer than That Ipad 5s .Slimmer But with A Bigger longer Lasting Battery cause thats Logical maby even a Quad Core , Maby with Flash camera, Maby with a Keyboard.!!! I Love my 250GB Asus Infinty with Keyboard yeah it was a 64 gig mith micro sd 64 and a sandisk 128 GB sd
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Revvin  +   1028d ago
You mean 'maybe' not 'maby'

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