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Apple receives patent for original Apple iPad design; it's one more arrow in the quiver

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Oct 2012, 14:43

Apple has received another round of ammunition it can use in its legal battles against Samsung, a patent from the USPTO for the original design of the Apple iPad; the application was made one day before Steve Jobs introduced the product and the patent is credited to Steve Jobs and Jony Ive among others...

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posted on 17 Oct 2012, 18:37 2

23. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Jeezes USPTO how much MORE THEY CAN BE SO STUPID to take Capple's free money givng them the original patent design for this? THIS IS FULL B.S.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 19:14 3

25. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

"Apple have had their glory moment, take it like a man and realize that you no longer are the best. And let other evolve and earn money in an honest way !!!"

No kidding right? It is pretty pathetic that yes they once had their glory day and stuck to honest business then but now android has gained steam and has surpassed them. So what do they do, start playing the childish low balling games of suing for crap reasons. One of their complaints if i'm not mistaken was they were going at Samsung for the way in which they had their icons laid out. Square icons in a grid, funny considering the flip phones i had nearly a decade ago with the 1.3mp camera (top of the line at the time lol) had "square icons laid out in a grid manor" and by golly it was a samsung-LONG BEFORE APPLE HAD A PHONE-.

Now I'm not saying apple is infringing I really don't care about that s**t. The reason this s**t was made is for the people making Fake knock off China made Samsung galaxy S3's and the like. Yes there are also apple knock offs and ipod knock offs, THOSE are what they should be enforcing their patents upon. NOT the hard working engineers/designers etc that are legitimately trying to push the technology envelope.

Apple can't hang and are steadily but surely losing business to Android and Samsung directly. So rather then hire the right people and push your team to come out with a superior product where the public has no choice but to choose theirs because its so amazing. They choose to hit the floor and kick, scream, and cry that the competition has met and beat them. So they take the only route they have left the courtroom where they can't fight some albeit legal battles but pussy and immoral ones. This is just one of the MANY i repeat MANY reasons i choose not to give my business to Apple + crap combined(apparently the word is banned....REALLY?).

/ Rant end

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 19:18 1

27. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

Yay!! Finally you can patent "ornamental designs". Think of how Nike and Adiddas or Puma will kill each other. Every car company will burn. Electronic appliances will unite under a single brand.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 20:37 1

29. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Great .. love American way of fair play. Bulls**t.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 22:02 3

31. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wow, what a joke...oh well, who wants to copy a boring OS and its design now?? No one.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 22:03

32. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

So, can't Ford and GM patent their designs now as well as chair manufacturers? I mean this has broad implications and not in a good way.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 22:38 1

34. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:02

35. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

The electronic division of patents is known for being not as strict as grabbing a patent for other areas.. unfortunately, wish the residing judge would just say knock the childish s**t off and case dismissed

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 09:50

37. PhoneCritic (Posts: 944; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

UNbelieveable!!!! The US Patent office is absolute Joke. Who is handing out these patents Patrick from sponge Bob square Pants?

All I can say is that I see a building of a Monopoly here and all it takes is one small company to bring an Antitrust law suit and wham!! It's over for Apple as we know it - Broken up into the Os division and the design division never again to work together. Apple be real careful here real careful ruling the playing field can be detrimental to your health said the attorney Generals of each state.

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