Patent System Fail: All your Rectangle with Rounded Corners are Belong to Apple %u2013 xda-developers. I am not making this up. Apple has been granted a patent for a display device which is rectangular with rounded corners. I suppose that means every book publisher, magazine maker, computer manufacturer, and hobbyist in the world now owes Apple a royalty for everything they make. Has the USPTO taken leave of its senses? Who is working there? When did common sense leave the building? A message to She Who Someday Must Be Obeyed. Do not expect me to give Apple a dime to get you one of their products this Christmas. This whole episode reminds me of Mr. Bumble's reply in Oliver Twist when he is informed that the law presumes his wife acts under his direction. His immortal words: "If the law supposes that ... the law is a [sic] ass—a idiot. If that's the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience—by experience."