The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 17 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Our first report of the day focuses on six industrial design wins for Apple, with two of them crediting the late Steve Jobs. If you've had the chance to read the Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson, then you know how insanely passionate Steve Jobs was about all-things-design – be it the original Mac, the finish on the NeXT cube, the verbiage in the Think Different Campaign or the layout of the Apple Store. Somehow that put a smile on my face this morning. Maybe it will for you too.
Steve Jobs Credited on Two New MacBook Pro Industrial Design Patents
According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has been granted six design patents this morning. Most noteworthy are two industrial design wins for the MacBook Pro that includes credits to the late Steve Jobs.
Apple Credits the late Steve Jobs, VP Industrial Design Jonathan Ive and team members Bartley Andre, Daniel Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Richard Howarth, Duncan Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas Satzger, Christopher Stringer, Eugene Whang and Rico Zorkendorfer as the inventors of Granted Patents D648,333 and D648,334. Note that the bottom design shown above was flipped for design reasons only. In fact the ports are actually on the left side of the MacBook Pro.
The others within this group of design patent wins include the "voice memo" icon and Cover Flow feature used on iOS devices shown below, along with the icon for Photos (not shown) and the iPad docking station (shown in our cover graphic).
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