Google, finally managed to convince federal bureaucrats to bestow a patent on its iconic home page, which was filed back in March 2004. We always thought the page was brain-dead simple, but apparently it's an innovative "graphical user interface." Google's shareholders’ll be more pleased, of course, as will staff. Google diva Marissa Mayer, VP of search, added another patent to her trophy case with the decision. Powerful executive; athlete; fashionista; and genius inventor of this totally unprecedented rendering of HTML, Gawker reports.