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.