Questions tagged [design-patent]

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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Basic Shaped Products Design Patents

I am looking into filing for a design patent, and have been consulting with a patent lawyer. The product I would like to patent is somewhat of a combination of a few basic shapes that I fear have a ...
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Where can I find patent ZL 2011 2 0528654.3?

The patent number is ZL 2011 2 0528654.3, it's a China patent. I think the number is the application number.
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Minimum number of figures for design patent

Is there a minimum number of figures required to file a design patent? I see some patents filed with just 1 or 2 figures. Realize that it might not be great to defend the patent with fewer views but ...
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How to protect an app whose functionality is not novel, but the GUI is

I have an app whose purpose isn't novel, but the way the GUI helps serve that purpose is. There are many apps built for this same purpose, but not a single one of them have a GUI similar to mine. I'm ...
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Design Patent - Having all 7 drawings / figures on 1 page

Would it be acceptable to have all the drawings aka "the 7 standard views" for my design patent on a single page if they all fit well. The design is not very big, and I am able to fit all 7 figures on ...
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Modern Design Patent Drawings without Shading? - Example

I have been researching design patent drawings, and from what I read they typically have to be shaded, I just found an example of the GoPro Karma Drone Battery, and it appears to have no shading. Can ...
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How can I file a PCT patent from Non PCT country?

I want to file a international patent from Non PCT country.But my country is a member of Paris Convention. How can I file an international patent from my country?
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Way to Claim a theoretical model of how a device works for under $200

I have recently come up with a very interesting concept in engineering that I would also like to share with peers. However, I am relatively fearful that someone may hear the idea and make it or patent ...
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Can a specific idea for art be protected or patented?

Can a specific idea for art be protected or patented? Example: I draw a funny cartoon of an employee falling asleep at a staff meeting. Then I add a phrase making the art even funnier (at least for ...
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One design patent for multiple interchangeable parts on a product?

Can I get a single design patent for a design with multiple interchangeable parts? Let's say I design a hat with multiple interchangeable decorative parts. You could buy the base hat with some velcro ...
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How to Compare 2 Patent data

I have a question How to compare Patent data like if we compare the patent data of the 2000 to 2016 it will show us how much technology has been used in these years. Compare 1 https://worldwide....
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Design Patent of a product that has been sold in the market for years

thanks for reading this post. I listed a product online to sell. But my competitor claimed that I infringed his design patent. I looked at the patent and it looks exactly like the product I am ...
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Once I submit patent forms can I start selling my invention and it be protected?

Basically I want to know if once I submit the micro patent form, is my invention protected if I start selling it to companies?
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Addition To Patents

If you have a vending machine that distributes beverages on the left side and cooks and distributes pizza on the other. Could this be patent? even though vending machines have already been patented ...
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Can design patent be renewed?

The lifetime of design patent is 14 years (for designs which were filed before May 13, 2015) / 15 years (for designs which were filed on or after May 13, 2015) from the date of grant.
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Design patents for tapes of varying shapes and sizes?

Let's say I have an idea about tape. This tape has always had the capability to be sold in color, but never into different shapes. It has always been sold in a straight line. I want to make them in ...
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Should I file a design patent on a different embodiment of a utility patent?

After filing a utility patent a simpler embodiment of the invention came to mind as a separate product. The simpler embodiment is covered in the first claim only since the dependent claims define the ...
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beelinereader patent coverage

I am a fan of beelinereader, I want to use same idea to implement a reader app,in their website it is written that their technology is patented as here https://patents.google.com/patent/...
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Patenting/protecting the design of a mechanism within an assembly

Let's say I designed a machine that can fold any type of clothing and hypothetically, this mechanical solution does not exist anywhere else. If that same mechanism was also applicable in say the ...
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How to deal with patents that others hold?

I am an aspiring inventor and in the best case scenario I will be developing smartphones but something that is a huge hurdle for me are the patents that other people hold. I mean one company patented ...
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Media device design patent and other types of products

If design patent is granted for a media device, will it also cover other devices which are not “media devices”? For instance, US D497,618 S1 is a design patent for an iPod. If someone makes a toy, ...
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How to protect the intellectual property of a document layout?

I want to protect the intellectual property of a design for a certificate (diploma) that is non-trivial and distinctive. Most of the distinctiveness of the design comes from the position of the ...
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How to search for examples of design patent applications?

I want to learn by looking at some examples of design patent applications. Is there a public repository of the history of a design patent application process as there are for trademarks? Thank you ...
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Finding GB Designs

I'm having trouble locating the pdf for what seems to be a GB Design which google patents indicates exist. Espacenet can't find it, Designview can't find it, there's no text/images in google patents. ...
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Does a patent owner need to provide details of the patent on request?

If a product listing on a website is noted "PATENT" or "PATENTED", must the patent owner provide patent details such as a patent number when asked for from the general public?
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Should a 3D designer be on patent?

I am a 3D designer (SOLIDWORKS, AutoDesk, etc...) who does product design, mechanical engineering, 3D modeling for people with ideas for new products. I previously worked at a state educational ...
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New data visualisation - Design or Utility patent

From what I have understood so far, a design patent is a form of legal protection granted to the ornamental design of a functional item. Design patents are a type of industrial design right. and a ...
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Am i infringing on this existing patent? i have build something based on existing patent ( improved)

Am I infringing the patent in this case? https://patents.google.com/patent/USD747895S1/en?oq=award+medal+rack [![enter image description here][2]][2] [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/XUKEx.jpgstrong ...
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Can I patent an idea for an app?

If i have an idea for an app, can I patent it so that no one else executes the idea first while I am still working on it?
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Creating a similar product to a patented product

In reference to the patent: USD613180 I am in interested in creating a similar product that cooks potatoes/vegetables in the microwave, but the name would be different and the design would include a ...
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Office Action response on Design patent application

I received a 1st OA on a design patent application. The examiner advised me to convert screws in the drawing to broken lines and add a broken line statement to the specification indicating I am not ...
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Is this patent [US7611025] applicable in India?

In reference to the patent: US7611025 Is this patent [US7611025] applicable in India? Would appreciate if anyone could guide me on how to confirm the same.
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Everything I need to file my design patent - application examples?

I have been searching for an easy sample application for a design patent. I feel The USPTO is not really that good at providing an example filing application bundle. I will be filing as a Micro Entity ...
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Why Cite a Patent when filing for a Design Patent? - Example

Why would one cite another patent, specifically when applying for a design patent (non utility)? I have seen design patents that have been cited by other patents. But also design patents that cite ...
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How to Patent Artwork Plus Captioning

I have an idea for a T-shirt design. It involves artwork plus captioning. Do I have to patent the artwork and the captioning separately? How does one afford such patents?
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Can a U.S. design application claim priority of a foreign invention application?

I was always under the impression that inventions, utility models and designs can all claim priority using each other, with the exception that inventions cannot claim priority using a design ...
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same product without foil

In reference to the patent: US8317762 Does the patent still hold if the product does not use the same material, and some different ingredients?
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How can I tell if my product would infringe on a previous design patent?

I am looking to manufacture and sell a "cocktail shaker set" I've found a few patents that might prevent that, but I have no idea how patents work nor do I know if so.ething this broad can be ...
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What if I do not know how to design the circuit board for my idea?

Let's say I had thought of the idea of a "computer mouse", but I did not know how to design the circuitry. Would it be a safe thing to solicit the services of an expert? What type of protections ...
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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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Cost of a patent

I know the cost will probably vary greatly but what is the "average" percentage of each cost of the patent. If cost percentages varies between utility and design patents I would like to know primarily ...
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Could this be a design patent infringement?

I have a product that I am at the last stages of importing and have stumbled on a another product of similar design that is currently in application (29598689) of a design patent. As the product ...
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What constitutes enough of a change in a design patent for me to construct something for personal use?

I have absolutely zero understanding of patent law, and have only just discovered that it's illegal for me to reproduce a game called "9 Square in the Air" for personal use due to two "ornamental ...
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What does this patent cover? USD705533

What does this patent actually cover? If there is a key holder with a completely different design etc. but the same theory does that infringe? I mean does the look/design just have to be different or ...
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To determine the novelty of the idea

I'm trying to build a hexapod with several new capabilities and all the features used are not my original creation but the idea of combining them together to form a bot is my idea, and there is no bot ...