Apple Gets Patent On A Rectangle With Rounded Corners

BBA

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Agreed. Where the fuck is the common sense at the patent office? Hell, where is any of the sense?

I am sure they get fair compensation for helping out a bro...err...rotten apple, they do not need to use common sense when money is involved.
 

pigpen

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Now somebody needs to sneak a pic inside these patent judges place to see how many new 27" imac's this cost Apple.
 

Soarin

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Are you kidding me? What the hell is this damn country going to. I hate apple so much more now. Fuck them really. I will make shit square with round edges if I want.
 

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Surely this isn't going to hold in court. Otherwise Apple will be free to sue anyone for anything from alarm clocks to monitors, just about any electronic devices with round edges.:confused:
 

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If anyone bothered to read the patent the claim is:
"The ornamental design for a portable display device, as shown and described."

Thus they have only patented the round rectangle for portable devices where the display is one of the primary features ie tablet (but perhaps not a phone).

Which makes me wonder about this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tablet.jpg

That photo is from 2006, iPad came out in 2010. I don't think this patent will hold up.

If I had spare money sitting around and some patent lawyers as friends I would see if I can get it revoked.
 
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Surely this isn't going to hold in court. Otherwise Apple will be free to sue anyone for anything from alarm clocks to monitors, just about any electronic devices with round edges.:confused:

Let's patent the wheel, then sure apple for using wheels on it's ipods.
 

ljbade

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Actually just had a look at the cited references in the patent, the laywers looked at that Wikipedia image but decided it did not apply...

Maybe the specific feature is that the top surface is flat, ie it is a hard edge rather than a more rounded edge like the HP tablet?
 

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What about the Windows tablet in 2000 then??? It is dumb no matter how you slice it. So if kindle was round edge they would be screwed.. Apple you are fucking retarded. I hate you and the people you converted.
 

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What about the Windows tablet in 2000 then??? It is dumb no matter how you slice it. So if kindle was round edge they would be screwed.. Apple you are fucking retarded. I hate you and the people you converted.

Who's the real fool? The fool that leads or the fool that follows?
Blame all of the iTools and heatlesssun-level followers of Apple.
 

Soarin

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So making fun of me or? Sorry I am on heavy pain medicine at the moment... have been all week.
 

Wenthral

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Can anyone tell me how this is even enforceable? I'm pretty darn sure that EVERY notebook, tablet, cell phone in existence falls into the rounded corner rectangle. I have a hard time believing any judge, ever, upholding this...even if it gets to trial.

This is nothing new, like everyone has been pointing out. Shouldn't this fall into a common use deal?
 

THOMO

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Hold on, my shit has rounded corners!

Do I have to start shitting squares?
 

BBA

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Next thing you know, Apple will get a patent on "famous people life expiration" because of Steve Jobs, meaning that no famous person could die without infringing on Apple's patent. They'll sue all up and down California over that one. Knowing the PTO in this country, they'd probably get it.

Nah, I think the 'iDead' patent is still pending.
 

travbrad

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I have a computer monitor from the 1980s with rounded corners. Apple is going to be pissed when they find out.
 

Z06

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Just one of the reason's I dont buy Apple products any more. I will not support a company full of douche bags.
 

Amaroth

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This is the same shit Apple has always done. The only difference is the time period and level of corruption in the government. In the 80's and 90's people didn't stand for this shit and it drove them out of the market. Their closed market strategy and complete control they seek is actually paying off this time around. They are losing market share, yet they see their stock prices soar, and to maintain control this time around they are filing lawsuits against their competition.
 

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I said it once and I'll say it again, this world needs a [H] reset!

Fuck greedy corps!
Fuck bloated governments!
And fuck the vast majority of the human race which are simplets( idiotic simpletons that endlessly breed and act without a ounce of intelligence or foresight) that allow our species to stagnate for thousands of years in a complete state of shit!

Someone please, give me a gun so I can off myself the right way. Thank you, and have a nice life!
 

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I said it once and I'll say it again, this world needs a [H] reset!
Fuck greed!
Fuck bloat!
And fuck the vast majority of the human race which are simplets...

I'm somewhat confused because this seems (to me at least) to be humanity from the beginning. Reset it to what? lol

Someone please, give me a gun so I can off myself the right way. Thank you, and have a nice life!
So you want a hand out? No, no one is going to give you a gun, if you want one, get out there and bust your ass to buy one to off yourself like the rest of us have to.


Not sure where I'm going with this.Have a nice day...;)
 

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I'm somewhat confused because this seems (to me at least) to be humanity from the beginning. Reset it to what? lol

'Tis a lesson you should heed:
Try, try, try again.
If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try, try again.

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So you want a hand out? No, no one is going to give you a gun, if you want one, get out there and bust your ass to buy one to off yourself like the rest of us have to.
Baker Acted, Sadly the US thinks ending ones life to preserve what pride and dignity you have left is a disease. :(
 

oshia86

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This patent crap is really getting old.

Also, does [H] ever post an article that isn't a few days behind?
 

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Snickers is fucked.

LOL!

If anyone bothered to read the patent the claim is:
"The ornamental design for a portable display device, as shown and described."

Thus they have only patented the round rectangle for portable devices where the display is one of the primary features ie tablet (but perhaps not a phone).

Which makes me wonder about this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tablet.jpg

That photo is from 2006, iPad came out in 2010. I don't think this patent will hold up.

If I had spare money sitting around and some patent lawyers as friends I would see if I can get it revoked.

Well I'm sure one of the judges on Apple's payroll with decide that the prior art shown is totally different and non admissible and can not be used in any court case on the grounds that it hurts Apple's case.
 

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Here is an idea to make the Patent system more effective.
Would it be easier to assume going forward that every ideas come from Apple unless proven otherwise?
The Patent Office would only validate cases for which proposed patents are not from Apple.
 
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