Federal Holidays

Date Holiday Name
Dec-25 Christmas Day

Observances

Date Holiday Name
Dec-06 St Nicholas’ Day
Dec-07 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec-12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec-13 National Guard Birthday
Dec-17 Pan American Aviation Day
Dec-17 Wright Brothers Day
Dec-24 Christmas Eve
Dec-26 Kwanzaa (until Jan 1)
Dec-31 New Year’s Eve

IP Facts

Date Events
December 1, 1936 EW Brundin & FF Lyon obtain patent on soilless culture of plants
December 3, 1901 King C Gillette filed a patent on Razor (US775134A)
December 5, 1846 C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive
December 7, 1909 Belgian-born Leo Baekeland, Yonkers, NY, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)
December 13, 1816 Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston
December 15, 1593 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with a crankshaft
December 15, 1836 Patent Office burns in Wash, DC
December 20, 1938 Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system
December 20, 2012 Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities
December 23, 1834 Joseph Hansom of London receives patent for Hansom cabs
December 24, 1889 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake
December 26, 1922 Carleton Ellis was issued the first American patent for an unsaturated polyester
December 26, 1933 FM radio patent granted to American engineer Edwin Howard Armstrong
December 28, 1877 John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill
December 29, 1908 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc

IP Conferences

Dates Conference
December 13 – 14 International Conference on Managing Intellectual Property, Rome