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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Prior Art
by quackalist on Fri 8th Jun 2012 16:52 UTC
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Just a mo, does it matter how many computers or the like had a wedge shape...after all, it's a shape like most other geometric shapes known and used in all sorts for millennia.

How can one patient a simple shape of anything?

Thought...has anyone patented rectangular box computer ;)

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