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NewsPoster Nov 7, 2012 08:53 AM
Apple wins patent on 'ornamental' iPad design
The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Apple another patent for the iPad's "ornamental" design, <em>ArsTechnica</em> notes. Patent D607,286 appears to focus on the iPad's rounded, rectangular frame, using a diagram in which the subject design is highlighted with an unbroken line. The examiner quotes a number of previous devices in her research, such as photo frames and early HP tablets, and also compares against features which aren't immediately relevant to the patent, such as the placement of cameras and Home buttons on the iPad versus Samsung Galaxy tablets.<br><br>Earlier this year Apple tried to wield a similar patent, D504,889, as one of its main weapons in a lawsuit against Samsung. Apple ultimately won the case, garnering a verdict of $1.05 billion in damages, but the presiding judge -- Lucy Koh -- rescinded a preliminary injunction she had issued against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, as the jury decided that the tablet hadn't violated the '889 patent. It remains to be seen if the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/272456==http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/11/apple-awarded-design-patent-for-actual-rounded-rectangle/" rel='nofollow'>'286 filing</a> could be used against Samsung or other tablet makers.
 
Spheric Harlot Nov 7, 2012 10:21 AM
Hey bb, it took you just over an hour to post that.

You're slacking!
 
fractaledge Nov 7, 2012 04:47 PM
As blahblahbber's comments are always content-free, they just sound like bleating anyway.
 
besson3c Nov 7, 2012 04:53 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by blahblahbber (Post 4200651)
This is THEE most retarded patent. rounded corners??? RECTANGLE DESIGN???... LICK DONKEY BALLS!!! SHEEP WILL FOLLOW....
Thou protest thee forsooth!
 
Bart Schuck Nov 7, 2012 05:39 PM
How mere ornamental features can be patented is beyond me. http://www.craftsreport.com/crafts-law/75-patentprotectionforyourcraft.html
 
Spheric Harlot Nov 7, 2012 08:50 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by besson3c (Post 4200734)
[QUOTE name="blahblahbber" url="/t/494471/apple-wins-patent-on-ornamental-ipad-design#post_4200651"]
This is THEE most retarded patent. rounded corners??? RECTANGLE DESIGN???... LICK DONKEY BALLS!!! SHEEP WILL FOLLOW....
Thou protest thee forsooth!
[/quote]

What language is that supposed to be?

Randomly stringing words together doesn't impart meaning.
 
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