Revoking of Bowl Cozy Patent # D799,278
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This petition is to challenge the Bowl Cozy Patent #D799,278 by Christina Roberts filed in March 30, 2016.
Ms. Roberts filed a patent for and item she clearly did not invent as this pattern and video tutorials dated from several years prior to her patent file date proves so. Patents are for items that you invent yourself, not for something that you learned how to do from a pattern or tutorial and then try to pass off as something you came up with on your own.
Attached is proof that this pattern as been around for several years prior to her filing said patent.
Date of Video: Feb 24, 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlN8hXpaUV4
Date of Video: Jun 12, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl2sXD_i2gI
Date of Video: Dec 27, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twc7U8JmPcM
Date of Video: Jan 4, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3biSg0PporU
Date of Video: Feb 13, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZgv3vwvlsY
Date of Video: Oct 12, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9256hv4XdQg
The video below shows that Campbell's Soup even has a version of the cozy.
Here are a few blogs dated several years ago showing step by step instructions.
Blog Dated Nov 20, 2013: https://tamarackshack.blogspot.com/2012/11/microwaveable-fabric-bowl-tutorial.html
Blog Date May 4 , 2012: http://www.2littlehooligans.com/2012/05/04/fat-quarter-friday-guest-post-from-syzygy-of-me/
Blog Date Oct 13, 2015: https://craftgenie.weebly.com/blog/bowl-cozy
Blog Date Jan 8, 2014: http://craftysahmiam.blogspot.com/2014/01/microwable-bowl-potholder.html
Blog Date: Nov 26, 2015: https://www.quiltingroomwithmel.com/2015/11/bowl-cozies-microwavable-pot-holders-2.html
This shows people purchasing directions as far back as 2014:
This item is also being sold by several other people on Etsy and Amazon. They can be found all over Pintrest. This shows that other people have been making these without ever having met the above individual.
This lady is threatening other crafters regarding these cozies, but it is clear from the evidence above that she did not, in fact, invent this pattern. Therefore, we need to get her patent revoked.
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