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27 patents awarded to Apple

0. phoneArena 27 Jun 2012, 04:05 posted on

On Tuesday, the USPTO awarded a batch of 27 patents to Apple including a patent for a docking station that could offer wireless charging for Apple's mobile device users; also included was a patent for a reradiating antenna that improves cellular reception when a device is docked...

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:42

41. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


yeah, i know.. you invent the product, but you don't have the patent for it till you patent it.. so if someone else steal your idea and make a copy and patent it, you basically screwed..

but still, it is technically right, but morally wrong..

and that's what apple has been doing lately.. doesn't invent but steals other innovations and claiming it.. pretty good at it as well..

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:45

47. luxzy801 (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)


A patent works by you developing a product using certain functions that has not been developed before. Once the unit is patented, that technology remains under the original filer. If someone wants to develop something using the technology, they have to pay royalties to the original creator and filer of the technology, unless, of course, the product that you are developing works by different means yet still giving the same end result, and even so, you still have to pay royalties for the rest of the pieces that work in the same way as the original patent has described. So, in other words, once the original creator and filer get a patent, anything using any part of his original development has to pay him royalties and it should not matter whether you add an antenna to it to make it seem different, if the internal mechanics and electronics work like a previously developed and patented product, royalties must be paid to the original creator of the technology for using parts of the oroginal product that has been patented.

That is how a patent works, now, what were you saying again?????????

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 08:04 2

14. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)


The joke in all of this is that while Apple has the patent other companies have already developed the actual product. The patent process shouldn't just be coming up with the artwork for a product. It should actually have to be developed and have a working prototype.

Patenting a concept is garbage. Apple is now going to claim stolen ideas that 1) they couldn't develop them selves and 2) that they can just take a working competitors model, change it just enough so it's not "stolen" and try to claim innovation. Our patent system is a JOKE!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 09:22

18. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Actually, In theory, you are correct. That is exactly supposed to be one of the processes in patenting a product. A "culmination" from a "conceptual" plan or design.". Patenting an idea or non-working design is not acceptable. It Appears Apple has provided designed concepts and placed them through the USPTO. But where is the working product?

It should not be based on what the final results "will be" but what is operational. Even if Apple has showcased operational products for approval in this case, my question is where are the patents already instituted by their rightful developer(s) and consumerly used?

I have many ideas but no working product. Does this mean I should be able to patent them?

John B.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 09:17

17. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Apple literally just files patents for any idea they get even if they have never made it just to hold back other companies development and lessen the competition. It is a really f*cked business strategy.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 09:32

19. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


As consumers, I highly recommend that all of on these forums start initiating some energy and direct our concerns to the USPTO by way of emails or petitions. I was just talking with a colleague of mine and he literally had no meeting with any patent officer. Just a piece of paper with his design and passed it to his patent lawyer to handle it. The system is completely out of balance.

John B.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 09:40

20. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I completely agree. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think design / development of the ideas isn't a requirement to protect small companies or individuals who don't have the capital to spend to bring their ideas to life. Apple, one of the richest companies in the world, uses this like some kind of loop-hole.

Our patent system is so busted when it comes to technology. It's like the USPTO is in cahoots with the blood-sucking lawyers. They must know the litigation will come, yet they choose to completely ignore it.

It needs to be fixed, period. But instead congress wastes time and tax payer money on the Roger Clemens' trial and the like.

Mind boggling.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 11:59

32. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Actually you're completely wrong

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 10:46

22. gwhyte01 (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Jul 2008)


You know, im really starting to get pissed with the patent office. I wanna work there, I know for a fact that I can sort out patents better than them wireless charging, how will this affect the powermat.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:45

42. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


i bet it wont affect the powermat.. i got the feeling this will be directed straight to the SGS3 and its wireless charging feature..

i know how dirty and f**ked up apple works..

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 10:49

23. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


apple don't need to invent something, just steal another company/people idea and patent it.
company only need money, they don't care about anything else. more money, more rich stock owner

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 11:58

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is not stealing if it is awarded to you..

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:47

43. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


it's the same, chicken..

you get awarded because you apply for it in the first place, dumbdumb..

they steal it and apply for it.. and then get awarded..

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 11:10

26. remixfa (Posts: 14263; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Anyone else notice that it took Apple 1800 years to get the dock patent? they really were ahead of their time! lolol

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 12:22 1

34. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


All i know is both taco and gallito like to go against what was said but have little to back anything up with. Could you both actually give some sort of rebuttal instead of the usual tripe that come forth from your froth covered keyboards in your hovel?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 12:43 1

38. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


i wanna draw a flying car and patent it, so when it's actually created, i can sue for millions
*apple logic*

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:55

44. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


i just read patently apple and there is one section about NFC, how bloody can a device without NFC be granted an NFC patent?

apple patents are no more than stolen ideas..

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