This Nintendo patent directed towards a display with changeable computer-generated icons has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of recording, communication or information retrieval equipment. Nintendo Co., Ltd. was awarded U.S. Patent D625323 entitled “Display with changeable computer-generated icons” on October 12, 2010. The patent has been cited 159 times by other U.S. patents, which places it among the most cited design patents awarded since 2010 according to our law firm research.

Link: U.S. Patent D625323

Nintendo filed this patent on April 1, 2009 giving it a processing time of 559 days (compared to an average processing time of 373 in the field). They have a total number of 1903 patents. The first named inventor is Yoshihiro Matsushima of Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture. The patent was allowed by assistant examiner Karen E Kearney.

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