Late yesterday Apple was granted a series of nine design patents from the Hong Kong Patent Office. Eight of the design patents cover Apple Watch User Interfaces relating to Apple Watch Series 4. The ninth design patent covers an Adapter.
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.
Apple Design Patents: Apple Watch User Interfaces
Example of Hong Kong Design Patent Registration Form
Apple was granted 8 design patents for Apple Watch UI's as presented in this report under numbers 1913108.5M001 to .5M008. Below is a single example of the Hong Kong registration form for the first of eight designs followed by another six Apple Watch UI designs.
All of the designs patents were filed under the same Locarno Classification 14:04 which covers the following: "Screen Displays and Icons."
Apple Design Patent: Adapter
Apple was granted a design patent for an "Adapter" under number 1913106.1. Five of the eleven patent figures associated with the adapter are presented below.
The design patent for the Adapter was filed under Locarno Classification Cl. 13:03 which covers the following: "Equipment for Distribution or Control of Electronic Power."
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