Apple Wins 28 MacBook Touch Bar Design Patents in Hong Kong
Apple was granted a series of 28 design patents yesterday by the Hong Kong Patent Office covering both Touch Bars Singularly and in combination with a keyboard. Our report provides a number of jumbo elements to assist viewing. Apple's fourth generation MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was announced on October 27, 2016. It replaced the function keys with an interactive, multi-touch "Touch Bar" and a Touch ID sensor integrated into the Power button.
Unlike "patent applications," design patents that are published by the U.S. or any foreign Patent and Trademark Office don't reveal pertinent information about a particular design. All we get are simple patent figures as noted below.
Overview of Apple's 28 Design Patents
Example of one of the Design Patents issued to Apple in Hong Kong
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