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Submission + - Apple didn't patent rectangle with rounded corners (fosspatents.com)

An anonymous reader writes: I am the first to admit that there are problems with the current patent system. I am a Patent Attorney (with a software and semiconductor past) and have reviewed hundreds of patents that should not have been granted. I do think the PTO is reforming and getting better. I also think the worse thing that could happen is the patent system is changed too far in the other way. I urge all geeks out there to actually understand patents before they pile on the anit-patent bandwagon. What you read in the media is not always the truth. Exhibit #1, Apple did not patent rectangles with rounded corners...

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