Apple Quietly Updates their Magic Trackpad Patent in Europe
In 2013 Apple was granted a patent for their Magic Trackpad. Yet their legal team forgot to protect one big thing: the Trackpad's use of Wi-Fi and particularly Bluetooth in its patent claims which is what is used in patent infringement cases. This week Apple's legal team filed a continuation patent in Europe that includes that missing component. Of course there were other minor additions to the claims that only a legal professional could appreciate. For those wanting to compare the two sets of patent claims for Apple's Magic Trackpad, simply compare the claims of the granted patent noted above to Apple's European filing claims here. The particular claims to look for in the European patent are claims 10 and 11.
In April Apple filed a more substantive Magic Trackpad patent that was focused on providing the device with a new reduced power mode.
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