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Apple New Patents: Two More Patents Awarded to Apple

Apple New Patents: As we have noted in the past, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is always on the go when it comes to applying for patents. The company does not want to lose its right to any technology.

Yesterday, we brought you this story: Apple Inc. Finally Wins iPod Shuffle Patent

Today, it is time for another. This time around, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been awarded two patents.

Apple Inc. (AAPL), iPhone 5Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Press Info

The first one is located here: Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

The Claims section has this to say:

“The ornamental design for a display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface, as shown and described.”

This patent is based largely on the “slide to unlock” feature that has become so popular on the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone. If you want to see images of this feature from the original patent, you can do so by visiting this link.

The second patent is just as interesting, maybe even more so, as it covers the rounded-edge design of the original iPhone, as reported by AppleInsider.

Here is more from the same article:

“The contours of the early versions of Apple’s best-selling phone have also been the source of considerable legal struggle, making up a significant portion of Apple’s landmark patent case against Samsung last year. With the Galaxy S III, Samsung eventually made a larger move away from Apple-like hardware designs, but representatives for the company said that move was part of a natural process and not the result of litigation from Apple.”

This may not be the most exciting news from the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) camp, but it is safe to say that the Cupertino-based company spends a lot of time and money securing and protecting its patents. For a tech company with so much to offer (and just as much to lose to the competition), this is an important part of the business.

What are your thoughts on these two patents? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Check back here for more updates on Apple New Patents.

DISCLOSURE: I have no positions in any stock mentioned.

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