Late last week China's Patent and Trademark Office published five newly registered iOS UI design patents covering three distinct UI Elements. With Apple beginning to really ramp up their lawsuits against iOS hardware and software copycats, every successfully awarded patent and trademark becomes more important and interesting.
Apple Wins Design Patents in China for iOS UI Elements
Apple has been granted design patents in China that cover Apple's new iOS centric elements for "Multi-Tasking" and their "Productivity" folder. Apple filed their applications in February 2011 and received registration on July 22, 2011.
Graphics Associated with the Design Patent
Apple was awarded two design patents covering multi-tasking (1100310.0M003 and 0M004) and two for their Productivity Folder (1100310.0M001 and 0M002). Apple's third iOS UI Element patent win was for the Game Center as noted below (under number 1100310.0M005).
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