Apple has filed forty-five iPad UI Design Patents with the European Patent and Trademark Office. Oddly, the designs were listed in the European database sometime in January 2011 even though they're back-dated to July 27, 2010. It's unknown at this time who caused the delay. With so many copy cats gunning for Apple's iPad these days, no wonder Apple has to patent every possible iPad UI element imaginable.
Apple's iPad UI Design Elements
Apple has filed every unique iPad UI Design elements in Europe covering such things as their virtual keyboard to iPhoto-Stacks to iCal, iMail, the iPad's Homepage, iBook shelving and even "Slide to Open" elements as an example. The designs covered application numbers 001227201-0001through to 001227201-0045.
Huge Cast of Listed Designers
In total, Apple lists VP of Industrial Design Jonathan Ive and his incredibly large design team including Freddy Anzures, Imran Chaudhri, Elizabeth Cranfill, Matt Evans, Stephen Lemay, Tim Martin, Mike Matas, Bas Ording, Raymond Sepulveda, Ryan Staake, Marcel Van Os, Ollie Wagner, Jody Akana, Bartley Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Richard Howarth, Duncan Kerr , Shin Nishibori, Matthew Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher Stringer, Eugene Wang, Rico Zorkendorfer and Mikio Inose as the team members behind these 45 iPad trademark filings. Different groups worked on different designs.
All of the trademarks were filed in Munich Germany by Bardehle Pagenberg.
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