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The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a design patent for the Apple Watch on Wednesday, covering the look and feel of the wearable that hit the market at the end of April.

The patent covers the entire design of the device, from the screen, sensors, charging apparatus, digital crown, and more. Like with all companies do, Apple filed for the patent to protect itself against competitors, so they can’t use an identical design.

The patent was originally filed in August 2014, weeks before Apple unveiled the Apple Watch in September, marking its first jump into the wearables space. It took until Wednesday for the patent to be granted, and according to the patent documentation, the intellectual property is good for 14 years, laying a nice basis for versions to come.

It’s important for Apple to have a patent on the Apple Watch, given the intense competition in the wearables space. Apple is now competing against Sony, Samsung, Motorola, Pebble, LG, and others. As we’ve seen with the iPhone, Apple isn’t scared to go after companies it thinks are copying its intellectual property – namely Samsung.

Sadly, the patent filing granted on Wednesday didn’t provide too many earth shattering details. However since the Apple Watch hit the market in April, we have discovered more details of the internal S1 chip and the “secret” port over the past few weeks. Rumor is, we’ll see Apple Watch in-store pick-ups soon.

Source: USPTO via CNET

  • Good, that sketch looks specifically like the Apple watch instead of some generic rectangle on a wrist strap…

    • Before iPhone comes, no phone looks like a generic rectangle. I hope you remember this looks like AW after every watch looks like this, and they all try to deny copying from Apple.

      • “Before iPhone comes, no phone looks like a generic rectangle”

        No phone you know of. If you bother to actually think and do research instead of just making BS claims from your behind, you’ll easily find dozens of examples from Samsung and other manufactures…then again, some just prefer to remain ignoramus and assume Apple is so original…ignorance is a bliss.

      • Did you really just used Samsung’s legal files?

        Do you know that the original iPhone was the most leaked device in that era. Its design has already being all over the Internet by the time Shamesung “came up” with those designs. You are really “blessed” I see.

      • “Did you really just used Samsung’s legal files?”

        Yeah, got any evidence to prove they are wrong besides just parroting Apple’s words?

        “Do you know that the original iPhone was the most leaked device in that era.”

        I see you’re yet another blessed BS claimer. There were mostly rumors (http://bit. ly/1c8PNLP) of it being an evolution to PDAS and what not, no leaked images appeared until late September (from ePrairie). Samsung had already filed for those designs and they were leaked back in August 2006. Regardless, if you so want to deny that the F700 was filed before the iPhone leaks, then Samsung’s SGH-Z610 is an even earlier example of rectangular phones before the iPhone. But why would an ignoramus follower care to verify what their divine corporations tells them…

      • So you’ve just used evidence in a lost case to prove your point? I’m sure that Apple had valid evidences against them to persuade the jury. I’m just not obsessed enough to find pictures and post them.

        That “phone” is totally not why Apple is suing Shamesung. It doesn’t even meet your “rectangle with one button” description. And haha, who would ever copy THAT?

        I believe in Apple because they take ideas and make them better. It’s not about originality, it’s about attitude. Samsung also invented solid tech, they just don’t know how to use them. Instead they made cheap knockoffs that is worse than Apple’s. Misaligned ports on those devices clearly show not enough care as to how the product is, only how to make profitable sale points.

        I can bet it won’t be long before someone copys digital crown and blames Apple for copying from traditional watches.

      • “So you’ve just used evidence in a lost case to prove your point? I’m sure that Apple had valid evidences against them to persuade the jury. I’m just not obsessed enough to find pictures and post them.”

        Oh, so the doggy is not even aware of the judge rejecting the clear evidence (http://bit. ly/1cpw0sn), trying to prevent Samsung from exposing the pictures, and getting angry over Samsung exposing her rulings…clearly a naïve dude.

        “I’m just not obsessed enough to find pictures and post them.”

        Haha, nice way of pussing out when you’ve got nothing to support your claims. In other words, you’re not obsessed with finding out the truth or finding credible sources to back-up your claims, you’re just obsessed with the belief that Apple is supreme and would go any BS length to defend that belief…sounds very iFamiliar.

        “That “phone” is totally not why Apple is suing Shamesung. It doesn’t even meet your “rectangle with one button” description. And haha, who would ever copy THAT?”

        Hahaha, now it’s trying so hard to play the asinine bait-switch game after realizing it’s “Before iPhone comes, no phone looks like a generic rectangle” claim is total BS. Not even gonna bother reading any further than this…remain ignoramus all you want, take the red pill whenever you’re ready.

      • Just tell me, would Samsung make Galaxy this way if there were no iPhone? You knew the answer, just won’t admit it.

        Never bother to read past that? Well, real good excuse, indeed, for unable to present a valid argument.

        Anyway, I shall cease to reply in this thread since I’m not in the mood of meaningless insulting. Believe whatever you want, just know that I don’t agree.

      • N&LH

        MrElectrifyer is a hater, troll and idiot. Don’t waste your time with him

      • mp

        Why? Is it to the references that support his viewpoint. Or does one have to be a one-eyed sicophant and just merrily support what the masses are fed. If nothing is ever questioned with a valid viewpoint what sort of f***ing world do you think you’d be living in? What sort of blog site would you be subscribed to? Disregard my last question, I think we’re at it.
        Fair dinkum, when push comes to shove and your sicophantic views aren’t followed, like a bad modus operandi you ridicule and accuse the questioner. You weak pathetic CUNTry boy.

      • N&LH

        In regards ‘pointview’ if your opinion against his point of view (MrElectrifyer) then he will keep insulting you and try to prove you are wrong…

        MrElectrifyer hates anything made by Apple, so that’s why he is just a hater and troll.

        If you have been here in IDB for a long time then you will know what I have said is correct…

        To conclude: shut up.

      • mp

        I have been reading iDB since near its inception, just chose not to comment and instead got to know all the players in this sphere. My background is through fact/truths propped up by substantiated and credible references/documents etc. You can’t deny that a lot of what MrE says is valid. Sure his delivery ‘appears’ to be from one who is possibly pi55ed off and/or offended at his experiences with certain products. Some of us are more ’emotive’ in our responses and some are a lot more lenient. It takes all sorts to make this world. Coud he tone it down, sure, could you turn it up, sure, either way a persons style is a persons style.
        He doesn’t come across as one who is just ‘blatantly’ spoiling for a fight and neither do you, quite the opposite actually.
        Sometimes it’s just a pity that all us cats can’t just play together in harmony in the sandbox. 🙂
        Ps It would make for a dreary comments section if we were all the same.
        Pss I trust no offence to my CUNTry boy reference, just a tongue in cheek spur of the moment thing. Keep up the debating comments as the observers get to learn a few things for free. 🙂

      • Don’t bother trying to talk logic with N&LH, he’s just a Numbskull & Ludicrous Hypocrite (as his name abbreviates), and never has anything to back-up his claims of Apple being superior or some other corporation being inferior. You could point out sources to backup your claims, be a longtime Apple user (like I was until last year), or whatever, but so long as they don’t support his divine Apple, to him, you’re just a hater.

      • mp

        Yes I can see who provides references and supporting docs, I must admit, I rely heavily on my memory and would find it difficult to immediately call upon supporting docs even though I know I’m right. How do you manage to pull all these articles/photos on a whim and I do accept that they’re not pulled from out your a55? If all the venom and spite was removed from some of the comments section, quite frankly there is almost more to be learned from the comments than from the articles themself. To be fair most of you lot know your shit on technology, the problem appears to be giving ground and accepting a valid argument without turning it into a slug fest.

      • mp

        Why? Is it to the references that support his viewpoint. Or does one have to be a one-eyed sicophant and just merrily support what the masses are fed. If nothing is ever questioned with a valid viewpoint what sort of f***ing world do you think you’d be living in? What sort of blog site would you be subscribed to? Disregard my last question, I think we’re at it.
        Fair dinkum, when push comes to shove and your sicophantic views aren’t followed, like a bad modus operandi you ridicule and accuse tne questioner. You weak pathetic CUNTry boy.

      • George

        Sit down apple sheep, you just got owned.

      • mobilemann

        you’re the same thing he is. (just the opposite sides of the same coin).

        Fanboys.

      • Kr00

        And the moron arises. Just gotta get that hate out don’t we, asshole?

      • mp

        ‘It’s not about originality, it’s about attitude’-quote of the month

      • Moltakfire

        F700 was first shown in Feb 07, the first iPhone was first shown in Jan 07.

      • Chris Longden

    • Rowan09

      The picture is not what’s in the patent office, it’s more in depth. Just making a watch that shape wouldn’t constitue for infridgement unless Apple got a way to patent a shape.

  • Kr00

    Did you get paid for that little advertorial or were you able to navigate your way to an Apple blog all by yourself? You google sheep just can’t stand someone being happy with what they’ve got. Here’s a tip buddy. Piss off and leave. Go fornicate on some android self pleasuring blog. All the other wankers would love your company.