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Innovative Nike design patent for shoe upper – USD668858

This Nike patent directed towards a shoe upper has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of articles of clothing and haberdashery. Nike, Inc. was awarded U.S. Patent D668858 entitled “Shoe upper” on October 16, 2012. The patent has been cited 108 times by other U.S. patents, which places it among the most cited design patents awarded since 2010 according to our law firm research.

Link: U.S. Patent D668858

Nike filed this patent on May 21, 2012 giving it a processing time of 148 days (compared to an average processing time of 503 in the field). They have a total number of 6995 patents. The first named inventor is Benjamin A. Shaffer of Saratoga Springs, NY. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Dominic Simone.

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