Posts Tagged: board games


The Most Iconic (and Patented) Toys and Games of All Time

Since America’s earliest days, a lot of creative and innovative toys have come through the consumer marketplace. Many becoming so iconic they have become household names …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 7

Lessons from Monopoly® and the First Millionaire Game Inventor

Darrow became the first millionaire game inventor, thanks to royalty payments. The irony, however, is that Darrow may not have invented the game at all, but rather …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 9

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
2 years ago 1

USPTO handling of patent eligibility sparks substantive discussion at PPAC meeting

Bahr explained a number of things, including the reason the USPTO has not updated patent eligibility guidance to address the pro-patent decision of the Federal Circuit in …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 60

Would Monopoly® be patent ineligible under Alice?

One particularly disconcerting and largely unpredictable aspect of Alice is how it has been used to render games patent ineligible. This type of Alice-creep is particularly disconcerting …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 44

Patenting Board Games 101

In my experience one of the things that inventors of board games frequently forget is the inclusion of alternative methods of play. Don't just focus on the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 16

Patent Lessons from Monopoly® and the First Millionaire Game Inventor

As a result of his invention Darrow became the first millionaire game inventor, thanks to royalty payments. The irony, however, is that Darrow may not have invented …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 17