A patent on a "cooler" is covering a wider spectrum of products. There are numerous cooler companies. Would they be committing infringement on this patent just by making a cooler? Or perhaps the difference comes in when the different companies make coolers a different way or feature different designs on the cooler. Would it be considered safe to use several patented materials to make a new cooler that is not on the market and patent and/or sell such a item?
An insulated cooler comprising:
a main cooler body having multiple side walls and a bottom wall forming a product container with a top opening;
a lid constructed and arranged for selectively covering the top opening;
at least two of said multiple side walls being adjacent to each other, and each of said adjacent side walls having a design zone thereon; and
a design panel system having an inner side design portion overlaying the side wall design zone and an outer side portion comprising a protective shielding cover for the inner side design portion.