Google's design patent on search results

14 Dec 2006 - 2:34pm
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Josh Seiden
2003

Germane to our recent conversations:

"Design Patent No.
533,561<http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO2%26Sect2%3DHITOFF%26u%3D%252Fnetahtml%252FPTO%252Fsearch-adv.htm%26r%3D1%26p%3D1%26f%3DG%26l%3D50%26d%3DPTXT%26S1%3Dgoogle.ASNM.%26OS%3Dan%2F%28google%29%26RS%3DAN%2Fgoogle&siteId=22&oId=2100-9588-6143586&ontId=9588&lop=nl.ex>,
awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, covers "the
ornamental design for a graphical user interface" as shown in several screen
shots (click for
PDF)<http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pat2pdf.org%2Fpatents%2Fpatd533561.pdf&siteId=22&oId=2100-9588-6143586&ontId=9588&lop=nl.ex>of
the Mountain View, Calif.-based company's search results pages.

"But the patent procured by Google isn't actually a software patent,
intellectual-property attorneys explained. It's a design patent, which means
it covers only the visual look of an invention, as opposed to a "utility"
patent, which covers the functions an invention performs."

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6143586.html

JS

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14 Dec 2006 - 6:57pm
skyburn
2005

So with this. I can curious if this

http://www.ask.com/web?o=0&qsrc=19&l=dir&q=hello+ask+people

would be in infringement of this

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hello+google+people&btnG=Google+Search

-Joe

On 12/14/06, Joshua Seiden <joshseiden at gmail.com> wrote:
> Germane to our recent conversations:
>
> "Design Patent No.
> 533,561<http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO2%26Sect2%3DHITOFF%26u%3D%252Fnetahtml%252FPTO%252Fsearch-adv.htm%26r%3D1%26p%3D1%26f%3DG%26l%3D50%26d%3DPTXT%26S1%3Dgoogle.ASNM.%26OS%3Dan%2F%28google%29%26RS%3DAN%2Fgoogle&siteId=22&oId=2100-9588-6143586&ontId=9588&lop=nl.ex>,
> awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, covers "the
> ornamental design for a graphical user interface" as shown in several screen
> shots (click for
> PDF)<http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pat2pdf.org%2Fpatents%2Fpatd533561.pdf&siteId=22&oId=2100-9588-6143586&ontId=9588&lop=nl.ex>of
> the Mountain View, Calif.-based company's search results pages.
>
> "But the patent procured by Google isn't actually a software patent,
> intellectual-property attorneys explained. It's a design patent, which means
> it covers only the visual look of an invention, as opposed to a "utility"
> patent, which covers the functions an invention performs."
>
> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6143586.html
>
> JS
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15 Dec 2006 - 10:21am
Anthony Armendariz
2006

True.
Or this: http://blogs.icerocket.com/search?q=design

Anthony Armendariz
Creative Director
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http://www.behaviordesign.com
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On Dec 14, 2006, at 6:57 PM, Joe Davidchik wrote:

> So with this. I can curious if this
>
> http://www.ask.com/web?o=0&qsrc=19&l=dir&q=hello+ask+people
>
> would be in infringement of this
>
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hello+google+people&btnG=Google
> +Search
>
>
> -Joe
>
> On 12/14/06, Joshua Seiden <joshseiden at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Germane to our recent conversations:
>>
>> "Design Patent No.
>> 533,561<http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%
>> 2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO2%26Sect2%
>> 3DHITOFF%26u%3D%252Fnetahtml%252FPTO%252Fsearch-adv.htm%26r%3D1%26p
>> %3D1%26f%3DG%26l%3D50%26d%3DPTXT%26S1%3Dgoogle.ASNM.%26OS%3Dan%2F%
>> 28google%29%26RS%3DAN%
>> 2Fgoogle&siteId=22&oId=2100-9588-6143586&ontId=9588&lop=nl.ex>,
>> awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, covers
>> "the
>> ornamental design for a graphical user interface" as shown in
>> several screen
>> shots (click for
>> PDF)<http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pat2pdf.org%
>> 2Fpatents%
>> 2Fpatd533561.pdf&siteId=22&oId=2100-9588-6143586&ontId=9588&lop=nl.ex
>> >of
>> the Mountain View, Calif.-based company's search results pages.
>>
>> "But the patent procured by Google isn't actually a software patent,
>> intellectual-property attorneys explained. It's a design patent,
>> which means
>> it covers only the visual look of an invention, as opposed to a
>> "utility"
>> patent, which covers the functions an invention performs."
>>
>> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6143586.html
>>
>> JS
>> ________________________________________________________________
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>
>
> --
> Joe
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15 Dec 2006 - 2:30pm
Sergio
2006

I believe that is why Ask has some design elements that are different
from Google's such as a 'Save' link after the URL instead of 'Cached'
and 'Similar Pages'. But the question is a great one, where lie the
limits of such a design patent. In fact, the greater role of IP in our
field is a fascinating and important topic to consider. We don't want to
be stifled by having a lawyer stand over us at all times, but we must be
cognizant of the limitations that patents and other IP places on our work.

Joe Davidchik wrote:
> So with this. I can curious if this
>
> http://www.ask.com/web?o=0&qsrc=19&l=dir&q=hello+ask+people
>
> would be in infringement of this
>
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hello+google+people&btnG=Google+Search
>
>
> -Joe
>
> On 12/14/06, Joshua Seiden <joshseiden at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Germane to our recent conversations:
>>
>> "Design Patent No.
>> 533,561<http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO2%26Sect2%3DHITOFF%26u%3D%252Fnetahtml%252FPTO%252Fsearch-adv.htm%26r%3D1%26p%3D1%26f%3DG%26l%3D50%26d%3DPTXT%26S1%3Dgoogle.ASNM.%26OS%3Dan%2F%28google%29%26RS%3DAN%2Fgoogle&siteId=22&oId=2100-9588-6143586&ontId=9588&lop=nl.ex>,
>> awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, covers "the
>> ornamental design for a graphical user interface" as shown in several screen
>> shots (click for
>> PDF)<http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pat2pdf.org%2Fpatents%2Fpatd533561.pdf&siteId=22&oId=2100-9588-6143586&ontId=9588&lop=nl.ex>of
>> the Mountain View, Calif.-based company's search results pages.
>>
>> "But the patent procured by Google isn't actually a software patent,
>> intellectual-property attorneys explained. It's a design patent, which means
>> it covers only the visual look of an invention, as opposed to a "utility"
>> patent, which covers the functions an invention performs."
>>
>> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6143586.html
>>
>> JS
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
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>>
>>
>
>
>

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