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Originally Posted by NakedFaerie damn. I'm going to patent the shape everyone knows as a circle. Then I will sue everyone that eats an orange or has a car as...
11-08-2012, 12:34 PM #21
11-08-2012, 12:40 PM #22
11-08-2012, 01:03 PM #23
Wowwww. Do not like
11-08-2012, 01:59 PM #24
The thing is other company didn't and Apple did this numerous time in many different countries.
This is not protecting it's intellectual rights, Apple did this to stop other company from making a tablet!
If anything Microsoft should be granted the patent for tablet, MS started the whole thing Apple owes MS money for stealing their idea.
11-08-2012, 02:29 PM #25
the patent is under the design patents but it still shouldn't have been granted because design patent cover ornamental designs, like the shape of the Coca Cola bottle and other unique shaped products.
another issue is it even goes against UPSTO's own design patent application guide:
Originally Posted by UPSTOOriginally Posted by UPSTO
Edit: if Appl£ has patented a rounded rectangle that is plano-convex then maybe it won't be much of an issue
Edit: I found this which could mean it's not for just a rounded rectangle
Last edited by dsg; 11-08-2012 at 02:52 PM.
11-08-2012, 03:04 PM #26
Every monitor, and tv I have in my house is a rectangle with round corners.
This patent should not be allowed. Apple didn't invent it that's for sure. Most phones are rectangle shape, rounded corners. Some are more rounded than others. This is going to be a huge mess if Apple actually pushes this.
Last edited by Cokeman; 11-08-2012 at 03:14 PM.If I can't mod it...I don't want it.
11-08-2012, 03:32 PM #27
There is a driod tablet that is the spitting image of a iPad! Only diff is a slot for memory cards! Can't remember it's name but was for sale in PC world here in the uk
11-08-2012, 03:50 PM #28
Apple tries to get money from whom ever violate their patten so next few more year they dont have to product any idevice but still make profit from sueing otther companies LOL
11-08-2012, 04:07 PM #29
11-08-2012, 06:40 PM #30
They are so biased its unbelievable. Either they favor apple or make them look bad, when in reality this is a basic patent most companies have. It's not the shape as much as design.
11-08-2012, 07:53 PM #31
But hey - go Triangles!!!!!!
11-08-2012, 07:56 PM #32
You know who should sue the sh!t out of Apple is the original tablet with rounded corners. First introduced in the 1950's and then in 1988 as a device with an actual LCD display that could play games with cartridges. Most of us have used it at one point in our life. The Etch a Sketch.
Here's a link. Etch A Sketch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sure its low tech. But how low tech will the iPad seem in 25 to 50 years.
11-08-2012, 09:51 PM #33
11-09-2012, 04:02 AM #34
Maybe they should also patent each letter in the name: i, p, a and d.
11-09-2012, 08:26 AM #35
all this will do is encourage apple to file for more frivolous and baseless patents in an effort to harm competition--cause lets face it, apple will do anything and everything to hinder competition.
11-09-2012, 01:07 PM #36
they need to charge the patent more like $10k annual fees each or no annual fee to patents that is open to anyone.
11-09-2012, 08:44 PM #37
This is a good measure. Because just in a few years every country in the world can start their own patenting laws and start suing US companies like Apple. I know that many Indian products were patented in and by US which is ridiculous. If they are going to allow patents for square, rectangle and circle, no one is going to accept those patents. First they must define what is the 'new and unique' thing about a patent application. It does not mean that if someone claims for the first time, they become the owners of that.