Federal Holidays

Date Holiday Name
Feb-20 Presidents’ Day

Observances

Date Holiday Name
Feb-01 National Freedom Day
Feb-02 Groundhog Day
Feb-03 National Wear Red Day
Feb-14 Valentine’s Day

IP Facts

Date Events
February 1, 1788 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
February 1, 1793 Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen
February 1, 1959 Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
February 10, 1863 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
February 11, 1922 Thomas A. Edison filed a patent on Sound recorder
February 14, 1794 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila
February 16, 1932 1st patent for a tree issued to James Markham for a peach tree
February 17, 1691 Thomas Neale granted English patent for American postal service
February 18, 1879 Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is awarded a patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty
February 20, 1987 Jamie L. Curtis designed and patented a disposable diaper that included a waterproof pocket that held baby wipes (Infant garment (US4753647A)
February 20, 2001 The United States Supreme Court declines to consider an appeal by five major oil companies against Unocal’s patent on production of cleaner “reformulated” gasoline sold in California
February 27, 1922 Morgan Garrett A filed a patent on Traffic signal (US1475024 A)
February 28, 1956 American engineer Wright Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory

IP Conferences

Dates Conference
January 29 – February 1 ACPC Winter Meeting, Orlando FL
February 1 – 3 3rd Biennial IBA Silicon Beach Conference, Santa Monica, CA
February 1 – 4 AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
February 1 – 7 ABA (American Bar Association) Midyear Meeting, Miami
February 3 – 4 2017 LES Winter Planning Meeting, Bangkok
February 7 Discover IP Japan Conference 2017​, Seattle, WA
February 9 Discover IP Japan Conference 2017, Palo Alto, CA
February 9 – 10 Unitary Patent Package Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands
February 16 31st Global Legal & IP ConfEx, Singapore
February 23 32nd Global IP ConfEx, San Francisco
February 24 Utah IP Summit, Salt Lake City, UT
February 24 AIPLA Chemical Practice Boot Camp, Houston, TX
February 26 – 28 The 2017 IP100 Executive Forum, Phoenix, AZ
February 27 – 28 PIUG 2017 Biotechnology Conference, Boston, MA
February 28 IPBC India 2017, Mumbai, India