Considering that most of today's computer and mobile device parts are made in China, it comes as no surprise that Apple is quick to file design patents for their computer parts in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Today we learn that China's Hong Kong IP Office has granted Apple ten design patents covering components such as the Retina iPad display, the MacBook Pro's cooling fan and much more.
Hong Kong's IP Office Grants Apple Two Retina MacBook Pro Battery Design Patents
China's Hong Kong IP Office has granted Apple a series of ten design patents. The first two designs are for a battery under numbers 1201405.5M001 and 5M002. Although the design patents don't identify what the battery is to power, it would appear that they represent the 6-cell, 95Whr lithium-polymer battery used in the Retina MacBook Pro, which Apple says techs shouldn't touch.
Listed below is just one of ten forms illustrating that Apple was granted a design patent from the Hong Kong IP Office today. The designs were originally filed in July 2012.
Hong Kong's IP Office Grants Apple Four MacBook Pro Related MagSafe 2 Connector Design Patents
One of the design-patent wins covering the MagSafe 2 connector that isn't shown relates to Apple's Power Adapter connector.
Hong Kong's IP Office Grants Apple Design Wins Covering Miscellaneous Device Components
All of the designs noted in this report will be protected in Hong Kong until June 07, 2017.
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