The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 51 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a patent that just came to light as a patent application two weeks ago. We covered it extensively in our report titled "Apple Reveals New Camera Lens Attachment System for iDevices." This has got to be one of the fastest patent approvals I've ever seen. Does this signal Apple fast tracking this feature to market any faster? Only time will tell. Also today, Apple has been granted a design patent for the iPhone's home page user interface layout and more.
Apple Granted a Patent for an Attachable Camera Lens System
Apple has been granted a patent today for their invention relating to attachment mechanisms and more particularly to attachment mechanisms configured to attach an accessory device to an iDevice such as an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad.
Apple credits Emery Sanford and Dominic Toselli as the inventors of granted patent 8,687,299 which was originally filed in Q3 2012.
Apple Granted Two Design Patents Today
Apple was granted two design patents today covering the iPhone's graphical user interface layout with apps under number D701,868, and iPhone retail packaging under patent number D701,757.
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