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Apple Wins Design Patent on Original iPad Shape

Apple owns the patent on a rectangle with rounded corners

Nov 8 2012, 12:55pm CST | by

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Apple Wins Design Patent on Original iPad Shape

Apple Wins Design Patent on Original iPad Shape

I guess we can expect a new round of patent infringement suits to come from Apple shortly. Apple has been granted a patent on the design of the original iPad this week. Yes, Apple was able to patent a rectangle with rounded corners.

The patent was filed in December of 2010 and was granted recently. Considering just about every tablet out there uses a rectangular design with rounded corners I can only imagine Apple is ready to go trolling. “This design patent gives Apple no new advantage, because no one is out there trying to market an iPad lookalike,” said Lea Shaver, Associate Professor with Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law. “It’s not a game changer. It’s just a little bit of positive news in an otherwise bad week for Apple, between the Wisconsin dismissal and the mishandling of the UK apology.”

 

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Karl Lagerfeld's Choupette to Front Shu Uemura Campaign

Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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PARIS — Feline eyes and a pale complexion are definitely in. Just ask Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s famous, snow-white Siamese cat, who is to front a holiday makeup collection for Japanese brand Shu Uemura, WWD has learned.Billing it as the first tie-up between a beauty name and a house pet, Shu Uemura is to unveil the range in the fall under the Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura label.This marks a return engagement for Lagerfeld, who did a 17-stockkeeping-unit line for ...
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Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': CCTV

Source: Asia One

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BEIJING - Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location.The "frequent locations" function, which can be switched on or off by users, could be used to gather "extremely sensitive data," and even state secrets, said Ma Ding, director of the Institute for Security of th ...
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Apple’s Sexist iPad Engraving Policy

Source: MyAppleMenu

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EJ Dickson, SalonA customer service rep for Apple apparently agrees with that assessment: When Hyntze contacted Apple to complain, the rep “explicitly noted the sexism, but said there was nothing she cou ...
Source: MyAppleMenu   Full article at: MyAppleMenu 1 day ago, 6:10pm CDT
 

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Here’s why you need the Just Mobile AluCable Flat

Source: AppleTell

Apple's New iPad Air Goes On Sale
You may think the Lightning cable Apple included with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is enough. You may be right. But it’s not for me. I use my iPhone and iPad pretty much everywhere, and I don’t want to have to drag my cable along with it. Plus, I have a few docks that didn’t come with cables, but support them. For uses like this, Just Mobile’s AluCable Flat is an excellent replacement. The AluCable ...
Source: AppleTell   Full article at: AppleTell 1 day ago, 4:24pm CDT
 

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Sink your teeth into Soccer Biter and become a World Champ

Source: MacMegasite

Singapore – Interactive game studio, Mezmedia today is proud to announce the release of Soccer Biter 1.0, its new game title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Relive the scrumptious memories of World Cup 2014 with retro-styled Soccer Biter. Chomp down on 32 teams from all over the world. Chew into fresh Italians, spicy Chileans, haute Frenchmen, fiery Mexicans, cripsy Koreans and sweet Belgians in one of the toughest games on iOS. It’s a game you can’ ...
Source: MacMegasite   Full article at: MacMegasite 1 day ago, 12:50pm CDT
 

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Barone Develop releases Lift Man for iOS – Fun-To-Play Arcade Game

Source: MacMegasite

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Los Altos, California – Barone Develop, a husband and wife indie studio, today is proud to announce the release of Lift Man 1.4, an update to their fun-to-play arcade game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Lift Man is simple yet challenging and is easy to pick up and play. The object of the game is to Tap on the screen to keep Lift Man floating. Firing energy balls shoot out from all angles and you must maneuver Lift Man away from the energy balls. Each time you dodge ...
Source: MacMegasite   Full article at: MacMegasite 1 day ago, 11:25am CDT
 

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Apple OEM Lightning Charging & Sync Cable $12.49 w/code Free Shipping

Source: The Mac Resource Page

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You can pick up an Apple OEM Lightning 8 pin Charging and Sync Cable for $12.49 at Meritline when you apply promo code "MLCS25YN" at checkout, and you will also get free shipping. This cable is compatible with the iPhone 5/5s/5c / iPad Mini and other devices using the ...
Source: The Mac Resource Page   Full article at: The Mac Resource Page 1 day ago, 12:00am CDT
 

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Rockies Owner's Rocky Relationship with Fans

Source: Big Government

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Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort seems to be having some trouble communicating with disgruntled fans unhappy with the team’s performance, even insinuating that the team might move. In two separate incidents, Monfort responded to the fans in brusque fashion. CBS4 reported that an anonymous season ticket holder, 57, emailed the Rockies fan feedback on July 5: “The Monforts have no business owning a baseball team and their missteps in hiring ‘the good old boys’ fo ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government 1 day ago, 9:40pm CDT
 

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Briefly: Photoshop Express, Google Maps for iOS both updated

Source: MacNN

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Adobe has followed up on its recent spate of new iPad apps with an update to the older Photoshop Express, now at version 3.4. The new version offers four specific new features: two new tools, the ability to import photos in RAW format, and a new ability to increase or decrease filter strength as desired. The two new tools are a "defog" tool to remove haziness, and a "blemish removal" tool. Photoshop Expres ...
Source: MacNN   Full article at: MacNN 1 day ago, 9:20pm CDT
 

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Getty Images revamps iOS apps, adds sharing, embedding capabilities

Source: Digital Trends

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Getty Images has upgraded its iOS apps for iPhone and iPad. Users can access the agency's huge collection of media, as well as content from its iStock subsidiary, and also share and embed select images for non-commercial use, for free. The post Getty Images revamps iOS apps, adds sharing, embedding c ...
Source: Digital Trends   Full article at: Digital Trends 2 days ago, 2:54pm CDT
 

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