Apple Design Patent For iPhone 4 Approved

Apple has been trying to protect the design and innovation of its products lately and today, they have been issued a design patent for iPhone 4 from United States Patent and Trademark Office. Recently, Apple sued Samsung for copying its iPhone and iPad designs.

PatentlyApple reports:

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 18 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.

… Design wins for Apple’s 2007 iPod touch and iPhone 4 in addition to covering Apple TV and a key RFID patent. The RFID patent covers technology that will be built right into future iOS devices that will enable such things as wireless transfers of data from an iPhone to a desktop with just a simple shaking motion or even allow a user to open up a keyless hotel or car door with a simple swipe. It will also likely play a role in Apple’s forthcoming iWallet feature set.

The application for the patent was file back in Q3 2010. The patent contains the “ornamental design for an electronic device with graphical user interface” with a stainless steel band. USPTO gives credits to Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs, VP Industrial Design Jonathan Ive, and other team members Bartley Andre, Freddy Anzures, Jeremy Bataillou, Imran Chaudhri, Daniel Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Richard Howarth, Duncan Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher Stringer, Eugene Whang and Rico Zorkendorfer as the creators/inventors of the awarded patent.

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