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October 16, 2012


Some times Apple will acquire a patent with a good idea and the original inventor chose the graphic of a generic mobile device.

This isn't a design patent, Ed, so the concept is what matters here not the drawing. Unless it's a design patent, Apple is not obligated to show you a final product. Some of Apple's initial iPhone drawings were simply a big thick box. Obviously that's not what we ended up with. So stay focused on the substance of the NFC alternative technology rather than the shell of the device.

The first drawing in the 'Apple wins patent..." article may raise eyebrows.
The 'SECOND DEVICE' does not look like any Apple's device. Was is copied or plagiarized from another company's product with relocated function keys? Perhaps the name of the company that had such design should be spelled out or reference. Blackberry, maybe?

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