Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Holiday Toys Protected by Patents and Trademarks

With the new Star Wars movie setting attendance records, Star Wars toys are popular gifts during this holiday season. As to be expected, patent and trademark protection was sought when they were created. A sampling of design patents include Boba Fett (D264109), Yoda (D265754), Hoth Stormtrooper (D265332) and Jabba the Hutt (D277211) to name a few.  Trademarks range from film names like the Empire Strikes Back to character names like Luke Skywalker now even used on wine products (Skywalker Vineyards).  

Friday, December 4, 2015

2016 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees

The National Inventors Hall of Fame has announced the 2016 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees, a diverse group of living and deceased groundbreaking scientists whose inventions have made a tangible impact on society. The winners will be formally inducted on May 5, 2016 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.
More information is available from or from a CBS news story.