Rockin’ (Design) Patent – Devialet’s “Loudspeaker”

Patents Rock - Loudspeaker

Figure 1 of this design patent (see above) “is a perspective view taken from the top, front, and right side of the loudspeaker”

  • Rockin’ (Design) Patent: US Design Patent No. D752,021
  • Filed: 25 April 2014
  • In the name of: Devialet
  • Title: Loudspeaker
  • What’s claimed: “The ornamental design for a loudspeaker, 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 loudspeaker “as shown”.
    • This design patent seems to relate to Devialet’s Phantom speaker, which Devialet claim on their website is “the best wireless speaker in the world” (see here)

Post by Iain Russell, Patent and Design Attorney, EIP

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