Posts Tagged: crazy patents


Beware Infringing the Beer Dispensing Patent!

I find this patent so exasperating because the patented method essentially breaks down to nothing more than chilling a container to at least -5° C and then …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 25

Suicide Prevention Clothing, U.S. Patent 8,375,466

Did you know that there is clothing available to assist jails, mental hospitals and others with the prevention of suicide? Special protective wear has been issued to …
By Adrienne Kendrick
7 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
8 years ago 1

Animal Patents: Cat PJs & Other Pet Clothing & Accessories

Do cats need pants? Do horses need goggles? Pet clothes and accessories symbolize the close relationship we have with animals. We want to make our pets as "…
By Stewart Walsh
8 years ago 1

Old Patents That Could Have Set the World Aflame!

When it comes to patentability, safety is not necessarily a major factor in the equation. The Patent Office only cares if an invention is sufficiently inventive. Whether …
By Stewart Walsh
8 years ago 3

Happy Valentine’s Day: Patents for the Occasion

It is time once again to profile some patents in honor of the festive day. While many might not consider Valentine's Day to be a major holiday …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

Merry Christmas: Christmas Tree Patents

This year I asked Glen Kotapish of Planet Patent if he could provide me some examples of interesting or bizarre US patents that somehow relate to "Christmas …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

Crazy Patents in an Era of Alleged Patent Quality

 Over the last several years the patent allowance rate has fallen from about 70% of applications becoming patents to a low of 42% of patent applications becoming issued patents.  …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 7