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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by martijn on Fri 8th Jun 2012 14:39 UTC
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I propose that every company that claims that a patent of a competitor is not innovative at all, and is proven right before the judge, may choose a patent of its choice from the competitor. If proven wrong, the competitor may have one of his.
This will reduce the pile of patents greatly.

Edited 2012-06-08 14:45 UTC

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