This Week in Intellectual Property History


On February 12, 1985 the United States Patent & Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 4,498,586 entitled “Package Saver” to Carmela Vitale.  With the issuance of the ‘586 Patent, the pizza industry would never be the same.

The ‘586 Patent claimed a unitary molded plastic package saving device for positioning between a cover of package and a food article packaged therein for supporting the package cover thereby preventing damage to the packaged food article by the cover.

The drawings of the patent looked like this:

Thanks to the ‘586 Patent, pizza lovers would never again have to deal with mozzarella cheese sticking to the top of their pizza boxes!

Make some Intellectual Property History this week!

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