Apple Computer Today Issued U.S. Patent For Tablet Computer (story, pics)

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Apple Computer Today Issued U.S. Patent For Tablet Computer



(note: A special “thanks” to Scott B. our new “Apple Watchdog” for the tip)

Apple Computer was officially granted a patent today, Tuesday, May 10th, 2005 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Apple has titled it as “Electronic device”. There are illustrations for the device (below) that although lack specific detail at this point, they do in fact make it clear that this is a tablet device. Furthermore, the patent filings compare Apple’s “Electronic Device” to the “HP Compaq Tablet PC” and several other Tablet PC models.


Check out  the official link on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website for all of the details:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=/netahtml/search-adv.htm&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=ptxt&S1=D504,889.WKU.&OS=pn/D504,889&RS=PN/D504,889?tMoJk

More news to come as we get it!

Barry

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