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The Baseball Glove that Took the Sting Out

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Even though baseball gloves were being produced in the 19th Century, what many regard as the forerunner to the modern glove was patented in 1922 by William (“Bill”)  L. Doak (U.S. Patent No. 1,426,824).  Mr. Doak’s glove incorporated “a plurality of strands” between the thumb and index finger to form a pocket to catch and […]

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BUILD-A-BEAR BUILDING UP AN IMPRESSIVE PATENT PORTFOLIO

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Smart companies protect their concepts and designs with robust portfolios that include design and utility patents.  Most companies protect the ornamental appearances of functional items via Design Patents and functional qualities via Utility Patents. Sometimes, however, a good collection of design patents can be a powerful mechanism to protect concepts and designs that surround a […]