Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2012 21:23 UTC
Legal So, the next venue of patent trolling has just been opened. Apple has patented - quite specifically - the wedge shape of the MacBook Air. Not the general design or impression, no - just the wedge shape. This is interesting, because that wedge shape? Hit prior art in 3.2 seconds: the Vaio x505 from 2004. A wedge-shaped, superthin (for its day) laptop - exactly what Apple's design patent claims the company has invented.
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The "wedge shape"?
by smilie on Fri 8th Jun 2012 00:11 UTC
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Of any computer or electronics? I seem to recall a wedge shaped computer in the 1980s. I know there was a wedge shaped stereo system component in the late 1970s.

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