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[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]There's been a lot of talk over the last couple of years
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[img]http://www.wired.com/geekdad/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/padd.jpg[/img]
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That's just plain silly.

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There's been a lot of talk over the last couple of years

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Darn, I hadn't really realized that Apple had invented the rectangle. . .go figure; again learning something new.

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Was already posted by spork...

[url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1117967-apple-finally-gets-its-patent-on-a-rectangle-with-rounded-corners/"]http://www.neowin.ne...ounded-corners/[/url]


This is a case where the patent office needs to realize-- this has been patented before...


http://www.google.com/patents/USD337569?printsec=claims#v=onepage&q&f=false

Should be thrown out and that one is a patent from 1991

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http://www.google.com/patents/USD337569?printsec=claims#v=onepage&q&f=false


1991 Already done by someone else.

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This is great news!
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I read the title and thought this was going to be in the jokes and funny section.

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So i am gonan just say it but i think we need to go and Paten all the other weird shapes before apples does .

Imagine the iPad 7 looking like a Stop sigh

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i'm going to patent the shape of the oxygen molecule... now all you breathing things need to pay up!
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[quote name='redvamp128' timestamp='1352338764' post='595305271']
[url="http://www.google.com/patents/USD337569?printsec=claims#v=onepage&q&f=false"]http://www.google.co...epage&q&f=false[/url]


1991 Already done by someone else.
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Not the same, the short edges on that a totally curved.

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Now watch them go sue every single other phone manufacturer because they invented a shape LOL.

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[quote name='virtorio' timestamp='1352339838' post='595305305']
Not the same, the short edges on that a totally curved.
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Yes but enough - this would prove that there was/is prior art and the patent should not be made to stand

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Holy **** I thought this was going to be an article from The Onion. Wow...

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[quote name='Enron' timestamp='1352338869' post='595305275']
This is great news!
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Not for the consumer.



In fact, it's downright stupid. You shouldn't be able to patent plainly obvious things like shapes or actions. :/

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[quote name='Raa' timestamp='1352342267' post='595305351']
Not for the consumer.

In fact, it's downright stupid. You shouldn't be able to patent plainly obvious things like shapes or actions. :/
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Consumers need to suffer.
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[quote name='redvamp128' timestamp='1352342058' post='595305341']
Yes but enough - this would prove that there was/is prior art and the patent should not be made to stand
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The real issue is that fact you can patent a shape to begin with.

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[quote name='Enron' timestamp='1352342442' post='595305359']
Consumers need to suffer.
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Could you please explain why?

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[quote name='Buttus' timestamp='1352339339' post='595305293']
i'm going to patent the shape of the oxygen molecule... now all you breathing things need to pay up!
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Sorry but i Patent the Atom seu you need to pay up and i sue you for making such false claims on your patent
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[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Editor

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I thought I was being warwagoned.... son imma dissapoint.

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[quote name='szo' timestamp='1352344805' post='595305425']
[color=#333333][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Editor

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[i]threads merged[/i]

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doesn't a "rectangle with rounded corners" basically mean its no longer a rectangle.....when are the manufacturers of feminine products gonna sue apple for the use of the word "Pad" or Pea farmers sue apple for the use of the word "Pod"

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