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Apple granted 10 patents for design

0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2011, 00:16 posted on

The USPTO has granted ten design patents on Tuesday to Apple that includes the UI for iOS, the Apple iPhone's virtual QWERTY, the white Apple iPhone 4, and 5 icons; some of the patents were originally filed back in 2009...

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posted on 31 Aug 2011, 00:17 1

1. rocko0011 (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


So.....who cares

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 08:20

12. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


ya mom does, lol. jk

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 15:19

19. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha when apple sues google samsung htc and whoever else they feel like over the virtual qwerty keyboard that they just got a patent for people will care... yup i see apple taking full advantage of this..

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 00:24 5

2. AppleHater (unregistered)


Apple must be feeling it tonight after the gs2 lauch

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 15:20 1

20. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha wait oh thats right isn't it banned in europe? apple is probably laughing..

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 17:38

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


not yet and they will roll out a workaround to avoid the only patent they violated

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 00:29 1

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1649; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Lol fanboys suck ass!!!! Always made at something... Smh

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 00:31 5

4. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Really... A patent for QWERTY keyboard???

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 03:12 4

7. todor (unregistered)


For the design man ... not for the keyboard itself ...

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 20:06 1

23. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


for the "design"....?

oh you mean its not going to consist of square letters, in the same order of any keyboard out there...

yes good job apple. patenting something that wasnt orig developed by apple, just because you made a picture of it on a phones screen. QWERTY keyboard isnt a new design, therefore no patent should be possible.

P.S. I just patented an offwhite eggshell virtual keyboard, who can i sue?!?

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 01:28 5

5. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Good for Apple. This will lead copycats away :)

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 02:07 11

6. Penny (Posts: 1085; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Good for Apple. Bad for society. But I guess you have already chosen your side.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 08:22 1

14. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Yes we have. I'm on board with Apple.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 04:36 7

8. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Can't apple just go away ?
Let's make them !!!

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 09:51

18. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Never Bro! mwaahhahahaa

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 05:04

9. pongkie (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


lets just hope apple will still do good after jobs or else they will suffer like other tech companies after their star CEO left and see their patents for auction.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 07:13 2

11. remyrz (Posts: 184; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


man I know jobs, as he is still alive, he's behing everything in the apple world.. they just got a new face for the public.. but he's behind it all...

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 08:23

15. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Yes he is an we love it.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 05:32

10. FNugget (unregistered)


Design Patents are very much unlike Utility Patents

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 08:41

16. jimbo998 (unregistered)


Yeah but once hes dead and hes heading that way then what?

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 09:06

17. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


So I guess this means no white phone releases for any other phone makers. Not that I'm a white phone fan, never had one, but I'm a fan of choice.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 15:49

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


They have to protect themselves from copycats such as Samsung

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