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[MT] Apple Patents The MacBook Air Design, Ultrabooks Are In Danger

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Apple was just awarded with 19 patents and one of them is about MacBook Air design which credits the late CEO Steve Jobs and his team for the design. Looking at Apple’s history, they could use this against Ultrabook manufacturers and try to get them blocked in USA. Ultrabooks are Windows based notebooks that have slim and light design like MacBook Air. These were made to compete the Air.

Another chapter opens!!

Source: Maximum-Tech
post #2 of 126
Here we go again!

I just don't see how you can patent a design that's been in use for.. the life of laptops. Same thing... just smaller.
Edited by Shrak - 2/15/12 at 8:20pm
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it would be like nestle suing everyone for selling bottled water...
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Won't someone please put this miserable company out of it's misery!!!!
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Oh lord are you serious. They were awarded a Patent for a slimmer version of an industry standard. Which has historically been getting smaller as the technology allows it.

It's called natural evolution of products. You know, when theres really only one obvious way to do something or design something... How do they keep awarding these patents?
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Whether you like or hate Apple, you should be against things like this. It only stifles innovation. Apple comes off as being extremely afraid of any competition whatsoever when they do things like this as well.
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So...they patented slim notebooks? I didn't care much for the phone/tablet war, but this pretty much means we'll all be stuck with bulky laptops for decades right?
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No big deal Mac designs are terrible anyway right guys? They overheat. I much prefer thicker plastic laptops.
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Its pretty crazy that this is allowed to happen and just like the situation over in the Chinese factories, this is not 100% Apple's fault. They're playing the system; a system which needs a complete overhaul by the looks of it.
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