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Top 5: Pumpkin Patents

October is almost here, and coffee shops have already rolled out their pumpkin-flavored specialty drinks and treats. So this week, we’re highlighting 5 pumpkin-related patents! 1) Pumpkin Carving Kit  A necessity of the fall season, pumpkin carving kits provide a variety of tools and sometimes stencils to turn pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns. 2) Spiral Coil Candle Holder Read more…

Top 5: Halloween Patents 2016

It’s Halloween weekend! Prepare for ghoulish festivals and costumes galore with our Top 5 patent list! 1) Halloween Skeleton Decoration  Signs that someone is ready for Halloween: spooky, scary, and traditional decorations all over the place. This patented decoration combines a skeleton with a gravestone (with a clever inscription) to make a clever ornament. 2) Read more…

Top 5: Valentine’s Day Patents 2016

Love is in the air this weekend! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up a few patents that capture the spirit of the holiday. (You can check out our patent lists for prior lists here and here). 1) Bouquet You can’t go wrong with a bouquet of flowers as a Valentine’s Day gift, assuming you know what Read more…

Top 5: Halloween Patents 2014 Edition

Happy Halloween! The holiday might not be as spooky as it once was, save for the horror movies and haunted houses that make appearances every year, but it’s still a lot of fun. We’ve gone from a pagan tradition that involves (among other things) dressing up in costume to a…commercialized holiday that involves dressing up Read more…

Top 5 Flashback: 4th of July Patents

Today, the 4th of July, is a holiday proudly celebrated across the United States. In honor of the holiday, we’re posting a special Top 5 Flashback! Check out some of our favorite patriotic patents in our list below. 1) American Flag While an official patent for the original American flag does not exist, American’s are Read more…

A Ninja Christmas Poem…

‘Twas the night before Christmas When each patent troll Was awaiting their stocking To be filled up with coal The trolls were nestled All snug in their beds While visions of assertion letters Danced in their heads When out on the lawn There arose such a clatter The Patent Ninja arrived Causing the trolls’ plans to shatter! Read more…

Top 5 Flashback: 4th of July Patents

Today, the 4th of July, is a holiday proudly celebrated across the United States. In honor of the holiday, we’re posting a special Top 5 Flashback, originally published on 4th of July last year! Check out some of our favorite patriotic patents in our list below. 1) American Flag While an official patent for the Read more…

Top 5: St. Patrick’s Day Patents

St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated annually on March 17, is coming up this weekend! While the holiday was originally intended to be a cultural and religious holiday to celebrate St.Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland, it has now grown to be a celebration of Irish culture that is recognized around the world. Check out Read more…

Top 5 Special Edition: Happy “Pi” Day

Happy “Pi” Day! Today, March 14 or “3.14”, is known as Pi Day in reference to the famous mathematical constant. To celebrate Pi Day, enjoy a Top 5 Special Edition featuring funny pie patents! 1) Pie-Filling Device Patented in 1986, this device assists bakers in adding the filling to their pie while in the oven, specifically Read more…

Top 5: Valentine’s Day Patents

Happy Valentine’s Day from Team AOP!  Celebrate the holiday in IP style with these Top 5 Valentine’s Day themed patents! (Thanks to IPWatchdog for suggesting #1 and #3!) 1) Heart-Shaped Living Plant  If you’re having difficulty expressing your love for your Valentine in words, share your feelings by giving them a romantic plant… seriously. Didn’t think they existed? Check Read more…


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