Apple Receives Patent for MacBook Air Design, Poses Threat to Ultrabooks

Apple Receives Patent for MacBook Air Design

It’s been pretty easy to look at recent Apple design patents and see that they haven’t carried with them the broad patent coverage many might think, but that isn’t the case with Apple’s new US patent — D661,296 — that issued on Tuesday. [...] This patent is clearly intended to broadly cover the distinctive wedge or teardrop profile of the notebook.

With this new patent, “Ultrabooks,” a similar product supported by Intel, could be in some trouble since their form factor is nearly identical to that of the MacBook Air.

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