Look Out HTC, Samsung, LG–Apple’s Got Another Design Patent for iPhone 3G/3GS

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With Apple being awarded a design patent over the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS by the USPTO, other hardware makers should have reasons to be concerned as design patents could be interpreted very liberally. The renderings submitted for patent consideration doesn’t show a home button, but rather only the touchscreen, camera on the back side, and volume buttons. With the optical trackpad in the center right below the screen of the HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon Wireless running Android, perhaps HTC should be a little worried about the wrath of Apple, as the front of the device (large screen, horizontal and linearly shaped earpiece speaker, and circular optical trackpad that resembles the iPhone home button) can look similar to those primitive drawings that Jobs and company submitted to the USPTO.

(via: Engadget)

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