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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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Thu 7th Jun 2012 23:20 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Isn't there more interesting or important news to report than more of this obsessive posting about "patent trolling"? I swear there's more whining about that on here than anything... At least it certainly seems that way.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Morgan on Fri 8th Jun 2012 00:53 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Where have you been the past few weeks? Thom got off his patent troll tirade a while back; most of the news recently has been Raspberry Pi, Google, Metro, Metro, Metro, Google, and a little Azure.

That said, I don't fancy the second installment of Return of the Patent Trolls either.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Beta on Fri 8th Jun 2012 15:07 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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2005-07-06

Isn't there more interesting or important news to report than more of this obsessive posting about "patent trolling"? I swear there's more whining about that on here than anything... At least it certainly seems that way.


The more patents on basic design elements from a decade a go, the less news we get about new thingsā€¦ because they are all in court, waiting to get approval from a Judge rather than the community.

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