Patent absurdity again
Apple files patent for "solar cells on portable devices"
When are people in the USA going to wake up and understand that awarding these ridiculously obvious patents is stifling development in the USA.
Even the most basic concepts are being patented and used as a tax to prevent competition.
There is nothing innovative or novel about the concept of making a solar cell 'mobile', and sure they are going to hide the actual patent in some mumbo jumbo about process or specific design but when someone else decides it would be a basic step to add a solar cell to their product the Apple lawyers will be shafting them 'bluntly'.
The USA Patent Office is broken.