Apple was Granted 44 Design Patents in Hong Kong Relating to Apple Watch UI Elements
Apple was granted 44 Apple Watch design patents regarding user interface elements in Hong Kong on Friday following 8 others that were granted last week for a total of 52 over the past week.
Unlike "patent applications" that provide the public with an abstract, summary and details of an invention, design patents published around the world are limited to only providing the public with design patent figures. No additional specifics of the design are made available.
The granted patents from Hong Kong were presented in two allotments starting with 1913171.7M001 to 1913171.7M026 followed by a secondary set ranging from numbers 1913167.9M001 to 1913167.9M018. Below you'll find a large sampling of the design patent images granted to Apple on Friday.
All 44 design patents were filed under the same Locarno Classification 14:04 which covers "Screen Displays and Icons.
On Thursday Patently Apple also posted a report titled "Apple Watch is #1 in China with a huge Year-over-Year Leap."