The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 64 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we only cover the major design patents that were granted to Apple today. The designs specifically cover the iMac, iPod touch 5G, Apple Watch and in-store Apple Watch specialty tables.
Apple iMac Design Patent D766,909
Why is the U.S. Patent Office so behind in issuing design patents for models of the iMac? This iMac, with no SD slot, is likely a 2012 or 2013 iMac design. The patent was filed in September 2013. The design's history noted on the granted patent dates back to 2010 and lists the late Steve Jobs as one of the designers.
Apple iPod Touch 5G Design Patent D766,889
Apple Watch, Link Bracelet Design Patent D766,752
Apple Watch, Sports Band Design Patent D766,893
Apple has received a great number of design patents for the original Apple Watch and their various bands since its release. You could find separate report on the Classic Buckle, Modern Buckle, Milanese Loop, Apple Watch Sport, Leather Loop and more. There are probably more design patents covering Apple Watch than any other product on record. There seems to be a new design patent every couple of weeks to the point we don't always cover them because they seem to be covering the same bands over and over again from every conceivable angle. Although it's not a design patent, Apple's new Ceramic Apple Watch was found in a utility patent last week.
Three In-Store Apple Watch Table Patents
Apple was granted three design patents for their in-store Apple Watch Tables that Apple reps use to fit customers with different bands sizes and styles. The design patents issued today include: D766,630, D766,631, D766,632 and D766,633.
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