Federal Holidays

No Federal Holidays in this month


Date Holiday Name
Aug-04 Coast Guard Birthday
Aug-07 Purple Heart Day
Aug-19 National Aviation Day
Aug-21 Senior Citizens Day
Aug-26 Women’s Equality Day

IP Facts

Date Events
August 1, 1893 Henry Perky & William Ford patent shredded wheat
August 2, 1695 Daniel Quare receives a British patent for his portable barometer
August 2, 1791 Samuel Briggs & his son, patent nail-making machine
August 8, 1911 The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
August 8, 1989 James Cameron filed a patent on Apparatus for propelling a user in an underwater environment (US4996938A)
August 10, 1622 John Mason and Ferdinando Gorges receive a land patent of the Province of Maine.
August 13, 1979 Lucasfilm, Ltd. (George W. Lucas) filed a design patent on Star Wars toy (Toy action figure (USD264109S)
August 14, 1885 Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
August 22, 1865 William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap
August 24, 2012 A US jury in California finds that Samsung is guilty of patent infringement and awards over US$1 billion in damages to Apple
August 26, 1791 John Fitch granted US patent for his working steamboat
August 27, 1878 Latham Sholes filed a patent on Type-writing Machines with qwerty keyboard (Improvement in type-writing machines (US207559A)
August 27, 1913 Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper
August 29, 1664 Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden fire spout in Amsterdam
August 29, 1885 Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle
August 31, 2012 Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan

IP Conferences

Dates Conference
August 10 – 15 ABA (American Bar Association) Annual Meeting, New York, NY
August 24 – 25 Advanced IP and Technology Licensing, Seattle, USA