Apple has been granted the patent for the ornamental design of their wireless, touch-sensitive mouse, the Magic Mouse.
The Magic Mouse is Apple's sleek little mouse that allows users to perform certain gestures on it's surface much like one would on the trackpad or the Magic Trackpad, such as two-fingered scrolling or swiping with three fingers to move back and forth across pages. Note that this patent does not appear to claim any of the features of the mouse other than the look and shape, but some of those functions can be found in a second patent filing after the jump.
The ornamental design for a mouse, as shown and described.
Below are some more illustrations. It almost looks like some weird bug out of a SyFy original:
Also granted to Apple today was a patent for an ambidextrous mouse:
An ambidextrous mouse is disclosed. The ambidextrous mouse is configured for both left and right handed use. The mouse may include right handed buttons on the front side of the mouse and left handed buttons on the back side of the mouse. The user may change the handedness of the mouse by rotating the mouse about a vertical axis of the mouse such that the left hand can use the left hand buttons and the right hand can use the right hand buttons. The mouse may include a handedness selection system for configuring the mouse for right handed or left handed use even though the mouse has the capability for both right and left hands.
The drawing below shows button placement: