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And People Wonder Why Most Patents Don’t Make Any Money

As we close out the year, it’s fun to take a look back. In the world of intellectual property, that always makes for some quality amusement. Let’s look, for example, at just a few of the patents that issued this year:

 Pat. No. 7,533,832 — Leg-mounted scent dispenser

Pat. No. D589070 — Bacon comb

Pat. No. 7,537,453 — Life-sized furniture kit

Pat. No. 7,497,606 — Functional shoe

Pat. No. D585,182 — Removable underwear

Pat. No. D596,839 Striped socks

Pat. No. 7,594,814 — Prayer-reminder device

Pat. No. 7,510,225 — Combined manure fork and fan-type shavings blower

Pat. No. D593,731 — Visor with hair

Pat. No. D589,252 — Combined towel and handbag

Pat. No. 7,607,664 — Marriage and divorce game

Pat. No. D596,237 — Human-shaped toilet stationery organizer

Pat. No. 7,594,878 — Whole-body vibrator

Pat. No. 7,591,811 — Diaper with legs

Pat. No. 7,494,681 — Food products comprising fat and salt

And last (but certainly not least) Pat. No. 7,597,727 — Method for starting a fire.

Now for 2010? Let the infringement suits begin!


Jonathan Pink is a business lawyer with a specialty in copyright, patent and trademark litigation. His clients include many of the biggest names in the automotive and motorcycle aftermarket parts industries, and one of world's largest media companies. He has extensive experience in a wide range of intellectual property and commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. He can be reached at 949.223.7173, or at, and his full profile can be viewed at

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