This is utter BS. How the heck can you patent a shape? Mechanical design is one thing but this is just form. I'm going to patent a ball now. I will rule the world.
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One more time If you wanna buy something not Apple you better hurry before Apple has them banned, do the same for HTC and or Samsung smartphone's of yeah and Motorola, actually on second though if you want to buy anything new and of current technology you better hurry before Apples no competition law goes into affect in which anyone with anything new who is not Apple is unfair competition for Apple and therefore banned for sale anywhere in the world.
Well, Dave, if here in Europe Apple can register a rectangle with rounded corners as the company's proprietary design at the Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union, it should certainly be able to protect its «intellectual property» in a «wedge-shaped design» by patenting it courtesy of the US patent Office. Of course, these variations on the Platonic solids were in use centuries, if not millennia before the time of the Greek philospher (when it comes to «wedge-shaped designs» they were employed in hand axes as early as 1.6 million years ago - those early hominids can regard themselves as fortunate that they are no longer around to be sued by Apple lawyers for not paying license fees), but what difference does prior art make when «intellectual property» is being «defended» in a patent system gone awry....
The Greeks - and the Sumerians, the Egyptians, theIndians, and, not least, the Chinese....
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