So in a very short period of time the magazine piles in my house were standing tall and the magazine racks at stores all over the city were becoming second and third homes as I searched for the next issue(s) of my favorites Eventually, I started to fine tune what I was really interested in and began to filter out the periodicals that didn’t fit my needs.
First it was passing on home repair and DIY magazines, then it was passing on those I felt were sometimes too small or niche and sometimes even too craft=project oriented.
The upside to this glut of information is unlike in any time before, you’re more likely to find a fellow woodworker whose personality or teaching style is more in line with your own.
Or you can find someone who’s shop and woodworking techniques are something far more relatable than another’s.
An ornamental design may be embodied in an entire article or only a portion of an article, or may be ornamentation applied to an article.
While utility and design patents afford legally separate protection, the utility and ornamentality of an article are not easily separable.
Again, nothing to do with their content, and everything to do with my own tastes and interests. If anything, we’re living in a time period where there is a glut of woodworking knowledge being shared.
So much in fact it’s fair to say it’s hard to keep up with who’s who and who’s teaching what?It wasn’t that the others weren’t good reads, it was simply they didn’t have what I was looking for to help me further refine my woodworking experience at the time.As time went on further, I discovered that even the remaining few I had always enjoyed started to be filtered even more. Especially in relation to any woodworker’s journey into discovering and learning their craft.An easy way to determine if your invention is within the proper subject matter for a design patent is to consider if there is any unique or distinctive shape or appearance to the article of manufacture not dictated by the function that it performs.Design patents have a term of 14 years as opposed to 20 years for a utility patent, and no maintenance fees are required for design patents.In general terms, a “utility patent” protects the way an article is used and works, while a "design patent" protects the way an article looks.