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How was this guy able to get a patent? First, it's important to consider that while you have a utility patent, the two 9 Square patents are design patents, which protect the ornamental design of an article of manufacture (i.e. what the thing looks like). The applicant cited your patent as relevant prior art to the Patent Office during prosecution, so the ...


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USD656995 is an "ornamental design" for a 9-square game that includes telescoping legs. The test of another design is that it won't be mistaken for the patented design. Nine circles or hexagons would clearly qualify. If squares are required, then have the legs mid-span instead of at the corners, or make them wider flat plates at the top instead of the same ...


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