Thursday, May 24, 2007

Patents for Bird Feeders

If you ever had any doubts that backyard bird feeding was big business, those doubts will quickly be dispelled by scrolling through the 406 396(!) patents issued by the U.S. Patent Office for bird feeders of various design. The vast majority of these patents appear to have been issued since 1980. The earliest I found was this design for which a patent was issued to Lewis P. Kelly in 1926:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a pole with a flat board nailed to the top with birdseed placed on the flat board. Is that legal to make and deploy on my own?

Please advise immediately.

May 25, 2007 9:47 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

I would advise you to seek out a patent attorney immediately. This revolutionary idea could be a gold mine for you.

May 25, 2007 10:04 AM  

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