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Wacky Patent Wednesdays: Thanksgiving Edition

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What better time to bring back Wacky Patent Wednesdays than the Wednesday before Thanksgiving? I just knew there had to be some crazy turkey-related patents out there — and Google Patent Search did not disappoint. So below, for your reading pleasure, please enjoy some excellent conversation starters for dinner in case things are a little […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 23rd, 2011 at 6:17 am

The Patented Method for Building a Snowman

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Celebrate Innovation Month and Wacky Patent Wednesdays may be over, but the recently granted patent for the method for building a snowman really deserves an honorable mention. Yes, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Ignacio Marc Asperas’s application to patent an “Apparatus for facilitating the construction of a snowman/woman.” And in case you […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 28th, 2011 at 11:00 am

Wacky Patent Wednesdays: Back to School Edition

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And so the end of the dog days of summer are here and with them come the end of Wacky Patent Wednesdays. We’ve talked about wacky patents related to ice cream, baseball, barbecues, and the beach, so now it’s only appropriate that we have a special back to school edition. First we have a dual-purpose […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 31st, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Wacky Patent Wednesdays: Beach Blanket Bingo Edition

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So far this month, we’ve talked about wacky patents related to ice cream, baseball, and barbecues. It’s about time we head to the beach, don’t you think? First, a confession: the following collection of wacky patents has me a little torn as I can’t quite tell if I find them wacky or downright ingenious. But […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 24th, 2011 at 5:56 am

Wacky Patent Wednesdays: Barbecue Edition

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So far this month, we’ve talked about wacky patents related to ice cream and baseball, and now we’re turning to another of summer’s grandest traditions: the barbecue. Cooking over an open flame goes way, way back of course, and America certainly didn’t invent the barbecue grill—but there have been many patents granted by the United […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 17th, 2011 at 9:55 am

Wacky Patents Wednesday: The Baseball Edition

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Last week we covered some wacky patents related to ice cream, one of summer’s finest treats, so let’s keep the seasonal theme going and explore some baseball-related inventions. Before we get to the stranger patents in the bunch, though, it’s worth noting that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has actually taken time […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 10th, 2011 at 10:03 am

Wacky Patent Wednesday: Ice Cream Edition

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As you know, throughout August, LegalZoom is “Celebrating Innovation.” Along with highlighting awesome creations and giving away some great prizes like trademark and patent filings and a Samsung Galaxy Tab, here at the blog we’re going to feature some of the strangest inventions that have passed through the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 am