said by DrStrange:but they invented wireless charging with rounded edges!! its the edges that make it different *nod*
I think Nikola Tesla holds the patent[s] on wireless transmission of power, so Apple may have to defend against some prior art claims, at the very least.
Seriously, If Apple thinks they JUST NOW invented wireless charging, they'd better fire their patent researcher and start reading tech journals forums more often. I think that's been around for over ten years.