Rockin’ (Design) Patent – Artiphon, Inc.’s “Electronic Instrument”

Patents Rock - Electronic instrument

The above Figures from this patent are “a front, left side perspective view” and “a left side view” respectively

  • Rockin’ (Design) Patent: US Design Patent No. D759,153 S
  • Filed: 27 February 2015
  • In the name of: Artiphon, Inc.
  • Title: Electronic Instrument
  • What’s claimed: “The ornamental design for an electronic instrument, as shown and described.”
  • Why this (design) patent rocks:
    • Unlike utility patents, design patents (also called “registered designs”) protect the way all or part of a product looks rather than how it works. This is why the claim here refers to the “ornamental design” for the electronic instrument “as shown”.
    • This design patent appears to relate to Artiphon’s INSTRUMENT 1 product, which, according to their website: “is a single device that can be played as a guitar, piano, drum pad, synthesizer, and many other instruments. By connecting the INSTRUMENT 1 to smartphones, tablets, and computers, people of all skill levels can choose from an always-expanding palette of sounds.”
    • This video shows the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 in action:

Post by Iain Russell, Patent and Design Attorney, EIP



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