Apple awarded design patent for actual rounded rectangle

11 02 2013

On Tuesday, after review by a patent examiner, the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple an additional design patent relating to the iPad’s “ornamental” design. The ornamental design feature encapsulated in US Patent D670,286 for a “Portable display device” appears to be a literal rounded rectangle. But whether or not this patent would be useful against Apple’s rival and alleged “copy cat” Samsung in court is unclear.


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