Apple Patentmania: 31 Years of Big Ideas

A visual history of Apple patent filings: the brilliant, the bizarre, the just plain bad.

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Apple Patents Laser Printer

Laser Printer

Filed July 22nd, 1985

If you compiled a list of the most underappreciated Apple products of all time, the original LaserWriter would surely be near the top: Without it, the Mac wouldn’t have been a desktop-publishing powerhouse, and might not have made it into the 1990s, let alone to the next century.

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