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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Apple will loose in the end
by moondevil on Fri 8th Jun 2012 05:56 UTC
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Apple is trying to avoid a second coming of what happened with the company against the PC.

These type of tactics won't help in the long run.

Apple is no different than Microsoft. Some contributions to open source contributions and a UNIX based OS don't make the company suddenly a better citizen.

They only did it, because it was a way to improve their market share. Now that they have enough awareness, they don't care any longer.

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