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May 2011

Apple Gains iPod Touch & Nano Design Wins in China

1 - Apple Gains iPod Touch and Nano Design Wins in China 
As part of Apple's lawsuit against Samsung we learned that Apple had entered evidence in their complaint involving patent 7,812,828 along with trademarked designs of the iPhone and a series of icons. Clearly design patents carry weight with the courts in respect to protecting Apple's look and feel of a product. Today, Patently Apple has learned that Apple has gained registered status for their iPod Touch and iPod nano designs in China.  

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Apple Wins Patents for the iMac, Magnetic Detents & Even the Touch Controls that Debuted with Apple's Now Defunct "Cube" Desktop System

1 - Apple wins multiple patents for iMac, Magnetic Detents & The Cube's Touch Controls 
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of thirteen newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Several notables within this group include a couple of MacBook Air design patents, a couple of iMac related patents and even a patent for the touch controls that Apple first released with their now defunct "Cube" desktop. Lastly, Apple has won an interesting patent related to Magnetic Detents which could be found in several current products.  

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Apple Acquires Paging Patent to Assist Enterprise & Medical Complexes

1 - Apple Acquires Paging Patent to Assist Enterprise & Medical Complexes - 2011 Apple 
Patently Apple has recently discovered a document that confirms that Apple has in fact acquired a new paging reception related patent. The new technology could allow Apple to add premium upsell services for iOS devices in the future that will enable them to further challenge the likes of RIM who currently offers such services. Apple's newly acquired patent will allow Apple to push further into both the enterprise and medical complex spaces which will provide devices like the iPhone and iPad with yet greater value.  

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