As we know, patents are a significant part of the consumer electronics game – particularly in the mobile industry, and when it comes to intellectual property, few are more diligent in securing it over at the USPTO than Cupertino-based Apple. But while we’re used to seeing the company file lawsuits against the likes of Apple and Google, it was Apple – the creator tor of all things innovative – that had to acquire a trademark from another company to bring the likes of the iPhone 5 and iPad mini to market.

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