New, notable or otherwise interesting U.S design patents collected by Sarah Burstein.

 

U.S. Des. Patents No. 64,289­–293. Happy Easter!

Issued this week—D702,622, for an “Airplane.”

Issued this week—D702,622, for an “Airplane.”

Seriously? Issued this week— D702,516, for a “Garden Shear.” (Note that only the parts in solid lines are claimed)

Issued this week to BlackBerry—D702, 730, for this GUI design.

Issued this week to BlackBerry—D702, 730, for this GUI design.

Issued this week to Fritz Hansen—D702,451, for this chair design.

Is this really the kind of thing we want to grant design patents for? Issued this week to Laboratories Bodycad Inc.—D702,349, for a “Tibial Prosthesis.”

Is this really the kind of thing we want to grant design patents for? Issued this week to Laboratories Bodycad Inc.—D702,349, for a “Tibial Prosthesis.”

Seriously? Issued this week—D702,366, for a “Pedestrian Barrier.”

Issued this week to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.—D702,231, for a very sleek-looking “Tablet PC.”