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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Protecting a User Interface: Design Patent and/or Copyright

I have been reading that it is possible to file Design Patent(s) and Copyright applications on top of non-provisional utility filings. To my understanding (I am an engineer so please bear with me :) ...
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Design or utility patent? Do I need to file multiple variations to protect my idea? Do I need create an exact working example of my idea? and more

If I wanted to produce sticky fore-arm straps that wrap around the fore-arms for competitors to use in the worlds-strongest-man competition to get a better grip when they pick up big circular stones ...
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Hot Swap Tray patents

A lot of rackmount server case are equipped with hot-swappable tray. Rackmount case brand might have different design of hot-swappable tray but the mechanical engineering can be actually or almost ...
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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 ...