Apple Just Got A Patent That Will Help It Crush The Ultrabook Competition

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It’s easy to see Apple’s influence in Ultrabook design almost everywhere you look, but a new patent might actually give the company some firepower if it ever wants to go after an IP case.Apple has been awarded a patent on the teardrop wedge shape of its MacBook Air, reports The Verge.

The patent seems rather intentionally vague as well, leaving out the specifics on hinges, feet, or contours.

In short, Apple now has a legal foundation to go after any company producing a wedge-shaped computer.

Click here to see one of the Ultrabooks from Dell that’s now in jeopardy.

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