It's been pretty easy to look at recent Apple design patents and see that they haven't carried with them the broad patent coverage many might think, but that isn't the case with Apple's new US patent — D661,296 — that issued on Tuesday. While a recent patent rumored to be on the Macbook Air design turned out to be a dud, covering only the bottom feet of the device, the 'D296 patent is much different. This patent is clearly intended to broadly cover the distinctive wedge or teardrop profile of the notebook.
Seriously, who is the person who approves these broad patents at the patent office?! This is ridiculous.
Is there an authority who can investigate the patent office and how these patents are approved. This is getting out of hand and reeks of corruption when Apple is allowed to patent stupid things like this which affect everyone on the market and basically are such general patents that shouldn't be approved at all.