Apple Gets Patent On Cover Flow

Apple patent number D613,300 was granted which is a design patent on Apple’s Cover Flow UI element. Since this is a design only patent and not a functionality patent, anything that looks substantially similar to Apple’s Cover Flow could be in trouble. Functionality can be the same but is cannot look the same design wise. Lots of company have ripped off versions of this so they will have to change or they will be hearing from Apple’s lawyers most likely.

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