Recent Smart phone patents

Innovation in Technology

Recent SmartPhone PatentsSmartphone technology moves at the speed of light. This means that manufacturers are continually pursuing patent protection for their new tech in jurisdictions around the world. While many of these technological innovations won’t show up on smartphones for years, others may be available the next time you are ready for an upgrade.

Here’s a look at some of the latest tech patents that are being pursued around the world by smartphone manufacturers.

The Reverse Notch Display

Notched smartphone displays were introduced a couple of years ago, primarily being seen on the Apple iPhone X and the iPhone XS. A smartphone that has a notched display doesn’t have a regularly shaped rectangular screen. Instead, there is a cutout somewhere in the design.

That cutout may house any number of different components such a front-facing camera, speakers or sensors. Manufacturers may choose to include a notched display on a smartphone to achieve a more attractive screen-to-body ratio, to make the overall phone smaller or to provide more screen space.

Currently, Samsung is pursuing a design patent application in Korea for a smartphone display with a reverse notch. The disclosure says that Samsung is seeking to maximize the screen size, which means that the notch is placed above a full-size display. Accordingly, “a display panel [is] attached to the back of the cover window used in a smartphone. The cover window includes a protruding portion at the top center …”.

This doesn’t sound like a particularly practical solution, so we’ll see if it ever hits the marketplace.

Masking the Punch-Hole Camera

When Samsung innovated the punch-hole, front-facing camera on their Galaxy S10 series, it was ground-breaking technology. Today, it’s old news. Samsung plans to drop the feature on its new phones, and ZTE is seeking patent protection for a means of masking the black dot on the home screen so that users can have maximum screen space.

The new tech moves the camera to a high corner of the screen so that it aligns with notification icons. It looks like it’s just part of that row, placed next to the battery icon. The ultimate goal is to eliminate as much of the smartphone bezel as possible. This is just one more way to get the job done.

Dual In-Display Cameras

In an effort to do away with the need for a pop-up mechanism or a display cutout to be used with a front-facing camera, a new patent has been obtained in China by Xiaomi. In the patent’s disclosure, the invention would involve a pair of cameras placed under the display.

Once again, this helps to maximize the screen-to-body ratio. The camera operates through the transparent display, with the only real downside being that the display can interfere with image quality. In other words, this technology is definitely still under development. While it may appear on some of the latest mid- and low-range smartphone models, it’s unlikely to appear on the higher-end phones until some of the kinks have been worked out.

A Better Battery-Life Meter

Anxious to get back into the smartphone game, Microsoft is pursuing patent protection for an improved battery-life meter. According to the disclosure, the improvements are directed toward providing users with more comprehensive data concerning how much battery life is remaining. This means that the smartphone could not only measure the battery level but also provide usage times based on a variety of scenarios so that people can maximize the remaining battery life.

If you’re interested in pursuing patent protection for any type of technology, then contact Williams IP Law to schedule a free consultation.

Tom Brady Denied Trademark Registration of TOM TERRIFIC

Trademark registrations are among the most commonly pursued intellectual property rights in the U.S., yet it can be surprising just how little understood these protections are. It’s not unusual for the average person to believe that once a word or phrase is registered as a trademark, it is somehow illegal for anyone other than the rightful owner to use the mark.

Tom Terrific

However, this isn’t quite the case, as football legend Tom Brady recently learned. Brady and his legal team from TEB Capital Management filed two trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this year trying to protect the “TOM TERRIFIC” mark.

Both applications stated that Brady and his team had an intent to use the mark in interstate commerce for goods such as T-shirts, printed photographs, posters and trading cards. An unintended public furor erupted as longtime fans of Tom Seaver, a baseball pitcher in the Hall of Fame, protested that the “Tom Terrific” moniker really belonged to him.

It seems that the USPTO was in agreement with the public on this one. They denied Brady’s applications based on the fact that the “TOM TERRIFIC” name was already closely associated with Seaver and had been for decades. Officials at the USPTO believed that if Brady were to introduce a line of goods associated with the TOM TERRIFIC mark that consumers would be confused as to whether the mark referred to Brady or Seaver.

Trademark Law

However, in view of Brady’s remarks in response to the furor, it appears that he didn’t understand U.S. trademark law in the first place. It seems that the reason that Brady filed the trademark applications was to prevent others from using the moniker in connection with him because he doesn’t like it.

In other words, Brady filed the trademark applications, stating under penalty of perjury that he and his company intended to use the marks in interstate commerce in connection with the identified goods, when he actually had no intention of doing so. Brady may have simply been annoyed when his team and people on social media referred to him as “Tom Terrific.” Seeking to stop such use, he had his legal and business team file trademark applications.

Unfortunately for Brady, that’s just not how trademark law works. The only way to obtain a federal trademark registration in the U.S. is by using the mark in interstate commerce and then demonstrating that use to the USPTO. If Brady never had a bona fide intent to use the mark in interstate commerce but instead wanted to prevent others from using a certain name, how could he ever expect to obtain a registration?

The answer may be that Brady did not consult with intellectual property attorneys before filing his applications. Intellectual property is a specific area of the law that not every lawyer is qualified to practice. Without focused education, training and experience, attorneys are not prepared to guide their clients through the process of obtaining a U.S. trademark.

Consulting with a trademark attorney would have saved Brady a great deal of time, money and embarrassment. Anyone interested in obtaining a federal registration of a trademark is encouraged to consult with an intellectual property attorney.

Author: Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams is an experienced mechanical engineer and lawyer that consults closely with clients in a strait forward and clear manner. He brings a particular set of strengths and unique perspectives to the firm.

Jeff received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2005. He was an engineer for a number of years at a number of large corporations before pursuing his law degree. He graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) with a J.D. in 2010. By combining his education and prior work experience into the field of intellectual property law, Jeff has developed key skills to fully assist clients.

The Invention Process

When an inventor has a great idea that they believe is worthy of patent protection, they will naturally wonder when the appropriate time is to file a patent application. The process will vary a bit between different inventions, but the basics remain the same.

The sooner a patent search is conducted and a patent application is filed, the better the inventor’s chances are of obtaining a patent.

By examining the patent process in the U.S., it is possible for inventors to understand why this is so and gauge whether or not it is the right time to seek the advice of a qualified patent attorney.

The Idea

All issued patents begin with an idea. It progresses from a mere spark to something written on paper. The inventor may do some research, build an early prototype and learn a few things through trial and error.

It makes sense to make notes throughout this process. Although the U.S. ceased to be a “first to invent” country and became a “first to file” country in 2013, notes made and dated during the experimentation and development stage may prove valuable should the inventor ever need to substantiate the fact that they didn’t copy someone else’s idea.

Throughout this time, it is wise to treat the invention as confidential. Anyone to whom it is disclosed should be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement. This lessens the likelihood that they will be able to steal the idea to use it for themselves. Also, it is necessary to not make public the details of your invention because it may preclude you from obtaining any patent protection.

The Patent Search

How confident are you that your invention is new, novel and not obvious? You may know the industry well, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re aware of all of the prior art that may exist.

A patent search performed by an intellectual property attorney may help to determine the patentability of your invention.

The Patent Application

Once the patent application is filed, you can tell people that your invention is “patent pending.” Of course, going from idea to application can be a long journey.

Typically, a patent application is filed after the results of the patent search indicate that the invention may be patentable. The inventor then fully describes the invention to the attorney or patent agent who will be drafting the patent application.

The attorney or agent begins writing a descriptive specification and claims that more specifically point out the subject matter that is intended to be protected by the patent. Frequently, these filings are accompanied by a set of drawings that provide another description of the parts and use of the invention.

Once submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent application eventually will be examined by another attorney who is known as an Examiner. The Examiner may reject the patent application if he believes that the invention isn’t patentable. Intellectual property attorneys who work for the inventor are able to argue against this rejection, and they may make amendments to the application.

Requiring two or more years, the application process can be time consuming.

Continuing Development and Finding Investors

While the patent application is being examined, the inventor may build better prototypes and seek partners or investors to help get their venture moving. This is also the right time to create a marketing plan and find distributors who may be willing to bring the new product to the market.

Because the invention is patent-pending, it is perfectly acceptable to start marketing and selling the product before the patent issues. That pending patent application protects the inventor’s idea. They may seek legal redress from any infringers upon the issuance of the patent.

Consider Licensing or Selling the Rights

While some inventors decide to produce and market their invention mainly on their own, others don’t want the responsibility of manufacturing, distribution and related functions. In this scenario, the inventor may be able to license or sell their rights to one or more parties who are willing to take on these tasks. This leaves the inventor free to enjoy the profits of their hard work while also developing their next big idea.

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Author: Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams is an experienced mechanical engineer and lawyer that consults closely with clients in a strait forward and clear manner. He brings a particular set of strengths and unique perspectives to the firm.

Jeff received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2005. He was an engineer for a number of years at a number of large corporations before pursuing his law degree. He graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) with a J.D. in 2010. By combining his education and prior work experience into the field of intellectual property law, Jeff has developed key skills to fully assist clients.

Differences Between Patent Engineers, Patent Agents and Patent Attorneys

The Inventors Expertise

Inventors frequently are experts in their particular field. They understand the pertinent technology, and they have developed an innovation that may revolutionize the field.

It’s only natural for this individual to want to obtain a patent on their invention. Occasionally, inventors are tempted to draft a patent application and to try to prosecute it without assistance. This generally ends up being a costly error.

Although the inventor possesses incredibly detailed knowledge of their invention, they do not have any training or experience when it comes to writing a proper patent specification. Moreover, they likely do not have the legal knowledge that is necessary to complete prosecution. This lack of experience and knowledge may cause them to make a fatal error that precludes them from obtaining any patent protection.

Working with a professional in the intellectual property field can help to prevent this situation. It also ensures that you don’t end up with a patent that is so broad that it is essentially meaningless or with one that is so narrow in scope that it doesn’t provide any protection.

Most of these professionals work in intellectual property law firms. Patent engineers, patent agents and patent attorneys all may work together to ensure that your invention gets the legal protection that it deserves. What are the differences between these patent professionals?

Patent Engineers

A person who works as a patent engineer must have considerable specialized knowledge in a scientific or technical field. While they have not passed the patent bar and are not a lawyer, they still are able to perform numerous essential functions.

Patent engineers may perform searches in various databases to discover prior art for a particular invention. This may help with a decision regarding whether or not patent protection may be available for a certain innovation. The engineer may write reports or even provide much of the detail for the specification of the patent application.

Occasionally, the patent engineer works closely with the inventor to better understand the new product or process so that it can be adequately described in the specification.

Patent Agents

Like patent engineers, patent agents have a great deal of knowledge in scientific or technical areas. It’s not unusual for these professionals to hold a graduate degree or a Ph.D. Moreover, they have passed the Patent Bar Exam before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This qualifies them to file patent applications, advise clients as to the patentability of their inventions and to assess prior art.

While patent agents are qualified to handle almost any patent prosecution matter before the USPTO, they are expressly prohibited from providing legal advice. Accordingly, clients who need legal counsel for any business-related matter that is connected to their pursuit of a patent will need to work with a patent attorney.

One of the main advantages of working with a patent agent as opposed to a patent attorney is the cost. Their hourly rates tend to be more affordable.

Patent Attorneys

A patent attorney is essentially a patent agent who also holds a legal degree. Like engineers and agents, these attorneys must have formal education in a scientific or technical area. This may include a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science or a Ph.D. These professionals then attend law school, and they must pass the bar exam in the state where they intend to practice.

Next, they must pass the Patent Bar Exam to practice before the USPTO. With their education and background, patent attorneys are prepared to handle all facets of patent prosecution. This may include litigation if a patent is being infringed.

While it may cost more to hire a patent attorney than a patent agent, it is typically worth the expense. Working with a patent attorney provides you with all of the knowledge and skill that you’ll need to negotiate the process of pursuing patent protection.

As all of these patent professionals typically are employed by an intellectual property law firm, it is likely that an inventor may encounter at least two and perhaps all three of these professionals. Each one is working toward the same goal of obtaining the broadest, most meaningful and enforceable protection that is available for your invention.
Author: Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams is an experienced mechanical engineer and lawyer that consults closely with clients in a strait forward and clear manner. He brings a particular set of strengths and unique perspectives to the firm.

Jeff received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2005. He was an engineer for a number of years at a number of large corporations before pursuing his law degree. He graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) with a J.D. in 2010. By combining his education and prior work experience into the field of intellectual property law, Jeff has developed key skills to fully assist clients.

Patent vs copyright vs trademark


People who are unfamiliar with the various forms of intellectual property protection often use terms like “patent,” “trademark” and “copyright” almost interchangeably. In reality, these are three distinct forms of protection, each of which is designed to defend your rights to a specific type of intellectual property.

Understanding the difference is critical when you want to ensure that you have the right to fully defend your intellectual property. An intellectual property attorney can provide customized guidance and advice in your unique situation. Nonetheless, it is possible to describe here the three major forms of intellectual property protection.


What Is a Patent?

A patent protects a new invention, which may be a machine, a product, a process or a chemical composition. It is possible to obtain a patent on the design or appearance of an item just as it is possible to patent a new plant species.

A patent does not grant the holder the right to manufacture or sell their invention. Instead, it gives them the right to exclude others from using their proprietary innovation. Thus, if a patent holder notices that a competitor is selling a product that infringes on their patent rights, the patent holder may sue the alleged infringer.

Patents are only valid for a finite period of time. An invention is protected by a utility patent, which is valid for 20 years from the filing date of the patent application. A design patent is valid for only 14 years from its filing date.

While the patent is in force, it is possible for the owner to license it to others who may manufacture, sell or otherwise use the patented subject matter. Patent owners also may sell their rights to another party.

What Is a Trademark?

Trademarks may take many forms, including a single word or an entire phrase. A trademark registration also may cover a design, symbol or a combination of text and a design.

The strongest trademarks are unique and distinctive. Their primary purpose is to identify the source of the goods or services on which they are used. For example, when people see the famous Nike “swoosh” on a pair of shoes, they are immediately able to identify the footwear as coming from Nike.

In the U.S., trademarks are registered for particular goods and services that the owner must identify in their application for registration. Use of the mark in connection with the goods or services must begin in U.S. commerce before a registration can be obtained.

Accordingly, a company or individual may apply for a trademark registration that covers a wide variety of goods and services such as restaurant services, t-shirts and music performances. Before a registration can be obtained, the owner must demonstrate that the mark is actually being used on all of these goods and services. If they decide not to use their trademark on t-shirts, then these goods must be deleted from the application before the mark can proceed to registration.

U.S. trademarks are renewable in perpetuity for 10-year periods. Every 10 years, the owner must submit fees and proof that the mark is still being used in commerce.

What Is a Copyright?

A copyright is used to protect any work of original authorship. While most people understand that a book is copyrighted, they may be more surprised to learn that a painting, sculpture, choreographic work, photograph, movie or software code also may be protected with a copyright.

Copyright protection is automatic in the U.S. As soon as a creative expression is captured in some tangible form, it is copyrighted. However, it is further possible to register the material with the U.S. Copyright Office. Doing so provides the owner with additional means of protecting their original work.

This means that the author has control over reproductions of their work as well as any derivative works. Any public performance or display of their work may only be pursued with the author’s permission. Failure to obtain such permission may lead to litigation.

Typically, the term of a registered copyright is the lifetime of the work’s author plus an additional 70 years.

Which Type of IP Protection Should You Pursue?

If you are an inventor, innovator or entrepreneur, then you may need to pursue one or more forms of IP protection. A software developer could copyright the code on a new program, obtain a trademark registration for the software’s name and get a patent on a process within the program.

Working with a qualified intellectual property attorney is the best way to ensure that your rights are sufficiently protected by patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Author: Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams is an experienced mechanical engineer and lawyer that consults closely with clients in a strait forward and clear manner. He brings a particular set of strengths and unique perspectives to the firm.

Jeff received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2005. He was an engineer for a number of years at a number of large corporations before pursuing his law degree. He graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) with a J.D. in 2010. By combining his education and prior work experience into the field of intellectual property law, Jeff has developed key skills to fully assist clients.

Inventions to Survive a Hurricane


Neccessity is the mother of invention

We are in full swing on another hurricane season and when hurricanes come they bring along destruction on a wide scale. The large area effect becomes one of the biggest issues – too many problems in too large an area.

Inventions are often born of necessity, and natural disasters usually spur new inventive ideas. Perhaps you had an idea or created something to help you get through or cope with the recent storms. If so, feel free to call our intellectual property law office (Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston) for patent advice.

There are some practical, and not so practical, inventions to help survive a hurricane. The first step is surviving the hurricane itself and many of the inventions are not terribly practical for the average person. However, after the hurricane, there are some extremely practical inventions that the average person can do to survive until help arrives.

Step 1 – Surviving the hurricane
Whereas there is no guaranteed way to survive a storm, there are some inventions made to help you do just that.

The Hurricane Bed
The patent application (patent issued 1985) describes a bed that is wind resistant and bolted to the floor. The patent does not describe anything about water proofing and with recent flooding in Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, one cannot help but to imagine a watery grave in a sardine box bolted to the ground.

The Survival Capsule

This capsule is round (for strength) and made to float and be self-righting. The capsules come in various sizes which can hold varying numbers of occupants and all are made to have over one hour of air supply. The capsules can also be fitted with additional air tanks, fresh water to drink, and are insulated for temperature control. The sphere can be tethered if desired and can also be equipped with a GPS system.

For those who live near the shoreline, this capsule is also great for tsunamis. This is a very viable system to survive a natural disaster, but from a practicality standpoint it is hard for every home to be equipped with one at this time.


A Gear Bag

The best way to prepare for a natural disaster is to have a bag packed and ready. Call it a bug out bag, or a “go” bag – it’s a great start to having something you can easily and quickly grab that is full of everything you might need for the near future.

Your go bag should be water proof. Yeti creates a bag called the Panga that is one excellent choice. Ziplocs or pouches like the “Magpul” can be used to store important documents, medicine, papers, and your cell phone.

Clean Water

After a hurricane, one of the biggest problems is access to clean drinking water. The water from a hurricane is not clean rain water. It has mixed with sewage and other contaminants and is now a toxic brew. It can potentially take days or weeks before the normal water supply is available. Though many rescuers bring in water bottles, it may take them time to reach you.

The LifeSaver Bottle is one of several products that can filter water for you. The company also makes larger jerry cans and other products, but a simple small bottle can let you filter up to 4,000 liters of water before needing a filter change. You can use the standing water around you to stay hydrated while being protected from viruses and bacteria. There are also products like the LifeStraw and the Lifestraw Go Water Bottle.

Another invention is the WaterBob. It fits inside a normal bathtub and can be filled with clean water prior to the disaster. It can hold 100 gallons of fresh drinking water.



Light

LuminAid creates a solar inflatable light. When power is out for days and the batteries are all wet or dead, having something simple like a light at night can be a huge morale booster.


Personal Sanitation

Sanitation is one of the largest problems after a disaster as sickness can easily effect a whole evacuation center. Rahim Bhimani created a disaster relief toilet that uses a bagging system to catch and dispose of waste. The unit can be folded down flat, easily assembled and transported.

An often overlooked, little talked about subject is female personal hygiene products. These can be impossible to find after a natural disaster. One option that can easily be packed into your go bag is a new type of “period proof” activewear. Thinx holds several patents on their organic, cotton products.



Food

There are many items here to list, everything from freeze dried food options to portable solar stoves. The important thing is to grab enough food for a few days that is lightweight and easy to prepare.

It is true that one could survive for days without having something as simple as a go bag packed and ready. But there is a huge difference between barely making it out alive and living a little rough for a few days. A prepared kit can make the difference.

Thanks to modern inventors for thinking of such products and how they can help during natural disasters.

If you have an idea for an invention that you would like to discuss – Call our office today!

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Author: Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams is an experienced mechanical engineer and lawyer that consults closely with clients in a strait forward and clear manner. He brings a particular set of strengths and unique perspectives to the firm.

Jeff received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2005. He was an engineer for a number of years at a number of large corporations before pursuing his law degree. He graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) with a J.D. in 2010. By combining his education and prior work experience into the field of intellectual property law, Jeff has developed key skills to fully assist clients.

7 Common Sense Inventions

Products that Should Have Been Invented a Long Time Ago

Remember when you were younger and your mom would lose her keys (or her purse, or her wallet, or her kids) and you wondered why there wasn’t an invention out there to make it easier to locate these often lost items? Well, lucky for you while most of us are living in 2019, we have some brilliant inventors living in 2019 supplying us with those common sense inventions that really should have been invented a long time ago.

Rotatable Bench

We have all experienced that earth-shattering, soul-crushing, frustration-igniting moment when you’ve just ran 5-miles (or at least it feels like you’ve chased your two-year-old for 5-miles) and you excitedly walk to a bench ready for a quick-breather only to see that it is soaking wet, or even worse, you only find out after you’ve been sitting on it for 6.7 seconds. No more standing when there is a wet bench right next to you. This rotatable bench allows you to cleverly roll the seat with a nifty lever, making it perfectly safe to sit on without getting your yoga pants wet.

Color-detecting Pen

Have you ever been doodling your next masterpiece on a scrap of paper and remember how much you love that dark maroon dress your mother wore at your 21st birthday party and just wished you had that same shade to finish your drawing? With this color-detecting pen you can have all the shades of the universe at your fingertips, or the tip of your pen. Next time you’re at your mother’s house, or you see a bright, green leaf calling your name, just scan the object with your Scribble pen and doodle away. Even greater, the color-detecting pen stores previously scanned colors so you can re-use that burnt orange color from your trip to the Grand Canyon.

Drop Rest: Smart Coffee Mug

You’ve just printed the final copy of your dissertation. You grab a cup of coffee to sip on while you take one last look through your thesis, and as you’re stirring your creamer into your coffee one, single drop of coffee starts dripping down the side of the mug, making its way to your pristine paper. Everything is going in slow motion as you watch your page get ruined in a second. If only you had this smart coffee mug to save you from such a tragic fate. The Drop Rest mug catches drips in a thin groove around the mug, ensuring they never make it to your paper or table. Never worry about coffee stains again!

Transparent Hole Punch & Laser Scissors

Do you ever have to quickly hole punch a stack of important documents, but struggle to ensure the holes are lined up every single time? Do your kids ever need help cutting pictures for their school project and you fret about looking like a horrible parent when it comes out all raggedy? With the Transparent Punch you can see exactly where you are punching a hole in the paper, saving you from making mistakes and looking like an amatuer hole-puncher. The Laser Scissors help you cut in a straight line every time. Just follow the red ring or the red line and all your projects will look professionally done.

Some inventions are so common sense, that we can’t believe they were only just invented. Gone are the days were we have to face coffee-stained memos and crookedly lined hole punches. We are in a new era where perfection is key, obscure colors are attainable, and bottoms stay dry. Here’s to experiencing 3019 in 2019!

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Author: Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams is an experienced mechanical engineer and lawyer that consults closely with clients in a strait forward and clear manner. He brings a particular set of strengths and unique perspectives to the firm.

Jeff received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2005. He was an engineer for a number of years at a number of large corporations before pursuing his law degree. He graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) with a J.D. in 2010. By combining his education and prior work experience into the field of intellectual property law, Jeff has developed key skills to fully assist clients.

Top 6 Summer Inventions for 2019

For kids summer means freedom from school and endless fun in the warm sun, for adults it seems like life gets messier and busier. For others it’s a time of inspiration and innovation. Consider investing in some of these innovative summer inventions to help keep your Summer as cool and smooth as possible.

Bite Helper Bug Bite Itch Solution

No one likes the incessant itching that come with mosquito bites. The Bit Helper Bug Bite Itch Solution is a summer must-have to soothe the discomfort. The Bite Helper has a thermo-pulse metal tip on the end. Simply place the device on top of the bug bite and the thermo-pulse technology applies concentrated heat to the area and neutralizes the itching in seconds. Bite Helper is both drug and chemical free, and gentle for kids as young as 4-years-old. The compact device makes it easy to carry on all your summer adventures.


Picnic Backpack

No one enjoys stumbling in the summer heat with picnic baskets, blankets, and dishes, but this picnic backpack can make the whole process more enjoyable. Because of its convenient design, you can be sure that everything you need is one place. From food to plates to glasses to blankets, everything is tucked in neatly. Unlike picnic baskets, this backpack allows you to free your hands and gives you more mobility so you can hike to that perfect view for your romantic picnic.

Portable BBQ Suitcase

No picnic is truly completely without some juicy meat right off the grill. Luckily, with this Portable BBQ Suitcase you can bring the grill with you wherever you go, hassle-free. This portable charcoal grill is made out of high-grade stainless steel and has a convenient mess-free ash catcher. It can only accommodate cooking for two, so this is best used for an intimate event rather than a family reunion at the beach. The Portable BBQ Suitcase locks and closes securely for easy transport. This will definitely impress your picnic date.


Recycled Swim Shorts

If you think paper straws are an ingenious way to save underwater creatures, you’ll love these fashionable recycled swim shorts. These shorts are made by taking nylon waste and depolymerizing it. The material is then transformed into nylon 6 yarn. The yarn is then used to make these eco-friendly swim shorts. Not only will you look stylish splashing into the pool, but you can swim at ease knowing you are saving the planet.

Motorized Luxury Pool Lounger

Does laying on your back for hours while sunbathing bore you? Well, with this motorized luxury pool lounger you can get your summer tan going while having fun zooming through the water. This motorized lounger has twin propellers, and allows you to maneuver left, right, forward, and backward with ease. It’s dual push-button controls make it simple to use, and the lounger is easily assembled in a matter on minutes. The built-in cup holder ensures your cold drink stays safe as you zoom circles around your friends and family.


Mini Desktop Cooling Fan

There is nothing worse than sitting at your desk trying to meet an upcoming deadline but keep getting distracted by the sweat dripping down your face. This Mini Desktop Cooling fan is here to solve that problem this summer. The fan has three adjustable levels of power, and allows you to choose how to distribute the air flow. A single charge powers this small but mighty fan for 6.5 hours, ensuring you have enough breeze to get you through that deadline. The fan has a strong clamp that can easily attach to the edge of your desk, or even your laptop. No more suffocating feeling with the overwhelming heat, this fan will ensure you stay cool all summer long.


Summer is a great time to enjoy friends and family, and hopefully with these inventions summer 2019 will be the best one yet.

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Author: Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams is an experienced mechanical engineer and lawyer that consults closely with clients in a strait forward and clear manner. He brings a particular set of strengths and unique perspectives to the firm.

Jeff received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2005. He was an engineer for a number of years at a number of large corporations before pursuing his law degree. He graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) with a J.D. in 2010. By combining his education and prior work experience into the field of intellectual property law, Jeff has developed key skills to fully assist clients.