Commerce Under Secretary to Award 600,00th Design Patent on October 14

Patent issued to Goal Zero, a subsidiary of Provo Craft and Novelty
October 13, 2009
Press Release 09-22

CONTACT: Jennifer Rankin Byrne or Ruth Nyblod

(571) 272-8400 or jennifer.rankin_byrne@uspto.gov or ruth.nyblod@uspto.gov

WASHINGTON - Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) David Kappos, joined by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), will award the 600,000th design patent on Wednesday, October 14, to Goal Zero, a subsidiary of Provo Craft and Novelty, a small business located in Spanish Fork, Utah. The patent is granted for the design of a battery system, which works in conjunction with a solar briefcase that recharges the system using sunlight. This patent exemplifies the blending of green technology and appealing design.

WHAT: Ceremonial Awarding of the 600,000th Design Patent

WHO: Senator Orrin Hatch.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property David Kappos
Representatives from Goal Zero

WHEN: Wednesday, October 14, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: USPTO Campus, National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum
Madison Building Atrium
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Va.