A design patent is a special kind of patent that covers the ornamental design, as opposed to the workings, of a functional item.

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Can I patent a 5 year old invention

I have an item I invented over 5 years ago. I assume it would be considered a "design-patent" since what I have invented is a new design on an old item. The item (design) has never been published in ...
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Why does this design patent list assignments?

Reference to patent: USD623,571 I'm looking at the noted Legal Events for this patent. Why are assignments given for this design patent? You can see the sssignors on the Google webpage, but not on ...
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Protecting App UI & Features

I have an app that introduces an innovative user interface & features and I would like to take steps to protect it. From my understanding it is possible to patent/copyright user interfaces and ...
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First Sale Doctrine applying to physical goods

In an example scenario when a person purchases a 30 pack of Kleenex then makes and sells lunch packs each of which includes a box of Kleenex. Is this person protected by the First Sale Doctrine to ...
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Invention Desk and swivel chair

I seem to own this desk. The desk and chair both have PAT 1. 883. 322 in the metal. Does this mean the item I own is a first/or only production model? I'm not exactly sure how to go about my newly ...