Summary: Apple continues to expand its patents collection and a patent troll is suing Apple again, gaining a lot of press coverage in the process
Hype-mastering companies like Apple cannot keep up with cheaper products that offer more features and higher customer satisfaction. The USPTO has become Apple’s complaints department, or rather, it is the facilitator of Apple’s calls for embargo through the ITC. Apple is said to have just gained another 41 patents, says an Apple boosting site. To quote:
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 41 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In our summary report we highlight five interesting patents, illustrate a number of design patents and provide you with a comprehensive list of the remaining patents that were published today.
Design patents are ridiculous, especially Apple's.