Rockin’ (Design) Patent – Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics, LLC’s “Microphone”

Patents Rock - Microphone

Figure 1 of this design patent is a perspective view of a microphone

  • Rockin’ (Design) Patent: US Design Patent No. D594,855 S
  • Filed: 29 September 2008
  • In the name of: Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics, LLC
  • Title: Microphone
  • What’s claimed: “We claim the ornamental design for a microphone, 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 microphone “as shown”.
    • This design patent appears to relate to Blue Microphones’ Mikey Digital product which, according to their website: “is an ultra-compact stereo condenser microphone that turns your iPhone or iPad into the sleekest mobile recording device around”.
    • This video appears to show the Mikey Digital in action…

Post by Iain Russell, Patent and Design Attorney, EIP

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