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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USD670286 - Do glossy lines on a surface count in a design patent?

This patent has been cited as an example of patenting a rounded rectangle, as the solid lines appear to form only a rounded rectangular frontal shape. However, do the "glossy" shading lines on the ...
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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 ...
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what has the patent not incorporated micro bio agent

what has the patent not incorporated micro bio agent .The composition of the invention thus optionally contains one or more antimicrobial agents Which are effective in eliminating gram negative ...
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Reviving a patent

We were just talking about this product. We want to produce it. What are the next steps? It won't be just for infants but also for adults. It will be distributed through restaurant supplies stores.
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How can i get the usage permission of Movie Images for creating Live wallpaper?

I am new to designing and had got work for creating a live wallpaper using some animation characters in movies like Rio, Finding Nemo etc. How can use the images of that i find in Google for this ...
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Patenting firmware along with sensor design. How do I start?

I've created a wireless parking space sensor using a specific microcontroller and other components. I'm sure the same components used can be utilized in a different manner by others just with a change ...
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Can I get patent for web function (system)? Like subscribe, follow

For example there is a follow system in twitter, that everybody knows, or subscribe system in YouTube. A lot of other web sites & services are using this sytem. So, could twitter or youtube get ...
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pat. no. 5665894

i am trying to calibrate a gas monitor using a portagas bottle with 25ppm of H2S gas but cannot figure out how to open this valve. the only marking is "pat. no. 5665894" and "model:2004", need help. ...
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What is the patent FOR? Shape?

Is the patent issued on the SHAPE of this container, or the grooves indicated on the drawings? The patent refers to the "ornamental" nature of the patent. I am unsure what exactly is protected under ...