It seems I’m not the only one who thinks some sewn products patent seekers are all wet. Patently Silly highlights silly, absurd and arcane patents for everything and includes bathing suits, underwear, and more. Consider this entry for house slippers -yes, house slippers- how corny can you get?
While there, you can find patents for things such as the Anti-Wrinkle Bra for Sleeping, Underpants for Men, and a Muslim Prayer Counter Rug which has a switch you press to keep track of how many prayers you’ve said.
Another funny intellectual property site is IP Funny. An example from this site is a patented pair of jeans with a cut-out at your lower center back designed to expose the juncture of your glutes. You know, cleavage for buttocks rather than bosoms.
While you’re laughing at these products, kindly commiserate with yours truly who -in the course of product development with patent seekers- has had to 1) keep a straight face and 2) deal with the paranoia; each of these inventors is convinced they’ll make millions and are convinced others are out to steal their idea too. Ho hum.
And if you were wondering, I plan on getting back to more serious posting next week. Miracle and I are planning a new series and it’s kind of complicated.