Posts Tagged: Holiday Patents


The Most Iconic (and Patented) Games

Several years ago we profiled the Top 10 Iconic (and Patented) Toys in our Christmas Eve edition. This year we decided to profile the most iconic and patented …
By Gene Quinn & Renee C. Quinn
5 months ago 1

Santa Claus: A Patent History

There is no doubt that Santa Claus contributes greatly to the staggering 2017 predictions for holiday spending... Indeed, after reading all these patents (and the many others I …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 1

Process for de-boning a turkey

This year on Thanksgiving I find myself recovering from back surgery, so in addition to my annual thank you message to readers — your reading makes this all …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 1

Special Report: The Santa Transport Patent

The solution to this intractable puzzle was provided by Santa in the Patent, which describes a grid of enormous, land-based wind turbines running back and forth between …
By Howard Zaharoff
1 year ago 7

Turkey Patent Review 2016: U.S. Turkey Innovation Plummets

Since our last turkey patent report over Thanksgiving 2015 there have only been 5 U.S. patents issued with the word “turkey” in the title, which suggests a steep …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 8

Christmas Kissing Creativity: Mistletoe Innovations

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at one of more fun holiday traditions — kissing under mistletoe. According to History.com, mistletoe is a …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

Happy Thanksgiving from IPWatchdog

Since last Thanksgiving there have been 11 U.S. patents issued with the word "turkey" in the title. What does this tell us, that there isn't a lot …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 5

Centuries of innovation in barbecue and grilling develop a distinctly American flavor

Summer holidays bring out the largest number of barbecue fanatics and the three top holidays for grilling are the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 2

Christmases Past: Artificial Christmas Tree Patents 1911 – 1928

What kind of patents relating specifically to artificial Christmas trees exist? Plenty! Here are artificial Christmas tree patents from 1911 to 1928. U.S. Patent No. 1,654,427, issued December 27, 1927, is …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

Top 10 Iconic (and Patented) Toys

Of course, it wouldn't be a traditional Christmas at IPWatchdog unless we spent some time profiling some cool innovations that relate to the holiday season. So today, …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 7

Celebrating the Fourth of July with Fireworks Patents

Two patent applications we feature below have some interesting implications to the future of fireworks. One application would protect a kit that allows inexperienced consumers to easily …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

Happy Easter 2013! Patents for the Occasion

Happy Easter everyone! It is that time of the year where children go searching for eggs full of candy hidden by a giant rabbit, or perhaps awaken …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 1

10 Fun Love Patents for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is again upon us, a day for lovers to express their undying affection for one another by giving gifts of chocolates, flowers, and love coupons. …
By Stewart Walsh
5 years ago 0

Valentine’s Day Gifts, with a Patent Twist

According to Men's Health, the #3 gift idea for women on Valentine's Day is lingerie. So we set out to find some patent related lingerie and find some …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 1

Essential New Year’s Eve Innovations

Every year we all gather around and celebrate the new year. So that got us to thinking — what patents are there for devices that any self respecting …