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Apple has been Granted 9 Design Patents covering iPhone 11, Over-the-Ear Headphones and more

1 X Cover 9 design patents report april 26  2020 - Hong Kong - Patently Apple IP Report


Late on Friday Apple was granted nine granted (registered) patents from the Hong Kong Patent Office. Two of the designs cover the back plate of the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro including camera configurations such as our cover graphic presents. The other seven granted patents cover over-the-ear headphones from Beats. While I'm certainly not familiar with Beats full line of headphones, it would appear that the design covers the Beats Solo Pro design. The Hong Kong design patents don't clarify which model has received design patents for by name.



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.


1. Apple-Beats Over-the-Ear Headphone Patent


The first of Apple's headphone patents cover the full design top to bottom where the computer-generated line art drawing's illustrate lines throughout so that every aspect of the design is covered.


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2. Apple-Beats Over-the-Ear Headphone Patents


The remaining six headphone design patents cover computer-generated line art drawing's that partially cover specific areas of the headphones. The parts that Apple is protecting in the design are shown in solid lines, with the dotted lines illustrating what's not covered. The first Apple design patent covers the entirety of a design in whole, while the remaining six designs are to ensure each key aspect of the design is covered in case one part is being questioned or challenged in court.


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Example Apple Granted Design Patent Form


3 - Hong Kong design patent form example  April 2020 - for Over-the-Ear headphones  beats  1 of 7 - Patently Apple IP report

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Apple Granted Two iPhone 11 Design Patents


Below are two of Apple's granted design patents covering the back panels for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro showing the camera configurations.


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Other IP News: Apple Trademark Filing


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Apple's last trademark filed for in Hong Kong was for 'Reality Converter' under number 305229847. Apple filed their trademark under International Class 09 covering "Computers; computer hardware; handheld computers; tablet computers; telecommunications apparatus and instruments; telephones; mobile telephones; smartphones; wearable computer hardware; wearable digital electronic devices capable of providing access to the internet, for sending, receiving and storing of telephone calls, electronic mail, and other digital data; smartwatches; smartglasses; smart rings; wearable activity trackers; connected bracelets; virtual and augmented reality displays, goggles, controllers, and headsets; computer software; 3D spectacles; eyeglasses; sunglasses; spectacle lenses; optical glass," and more.


Apple notes that "The new Reality Converter app makes it easy to convert, view, and customize USDZ 3D objects on Mac. Simply drag-and-drop common 3D file formats, such as .obj, .gltf and .usd, to view the converted USDZ result, customize material properties with your own textures, and edit file metadata. You can even preview your USDZ object under a variety of lighting and environment conditions with built-in IBL options." You could view example 3D models using USDZ here.


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