The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Patent No. 6688052 to Dr. Flanders for Hometown design on February 10, 2004. (USPTO, 2004) The claims specify necessary and sufficient features of Dr. Flanders Hometown quite explicitly. The all-important patent "claims" are reasonably broad in protecting Hometown from infringement. In contrast, the long"specifications" document describes Dr. Flanders Hometown and explains how it works. If you wish to make use of the Hometown design, just contact Dr. Flanders, who will welcome your inquiry.
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