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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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WTF! Apple holds patent for rectangular device with rounded corners

Hello,

You’re probably pretty fed up with hearing the words “Apple” and “patent” used in the same sentence. Believe this or not, but the Apple has just been granted a patent that might make take the funny out of those jokes: the design for a rectangular device with rounded corners is now officially in Apple's portfolio of intellectual property. Read full story here:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple...orners_id36400

Guys, what's your views on this?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:55 AM   #2
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It's a patent filed for when the original iPad was released not really specific to tables these days
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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It's unclear from the article exactly what was patented. The statement is "a rectangle with rounded corners." But there would have to be more to it than that, especially in light of the fact that many devices shaped that way have preceded the iPad. I would assume that it was a patent for the use of those rounded corners and those specific proportions in the design of a tablet.

But if it is simply a patent for rounded corners on a rectangle, the Patent Office truly is broken.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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It's unclear from the article exactly what was patented. The statement is "a rectangle with rounded corners." But there would have to be more to it than that, especially in light of the fact that many devices shaped that way have preceded the iPad. I would assume that it was a patent for the use of those rounded corners and those specific proportions in the design of a tablet.

But if it is simply a patent for rounded corners on a rectangle, the Patent Office truly is broken.
It is broken. Just look at the crapents apple has shoved thew and now suing with. On top of that Apple has already had quite a few of their crapents declared invali
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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Ha Ha Ha !!!!!!

This just shows how stupid apple are getting to protect their "intellectual property "

First similar tablet displayed by microsoft in june 2000 , i am sure they last thing they were worried about patenting was the generic shape !!!!!

And people say Apple never "borrow" peoples ideas or technology , Ha Ha
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Um, what's news about this. I doubt it was the first patent granted to Apple regarding the iPad. So why is it such a big deal now?
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