JOBY, the innovative and award-winning consumer products company and creator of the world’s best selling camera tripod with over 1 million units sold a year, has announced that it has been awarded a utility patent for its iconic GorillaPod family of products. First launched in 2006 with the GorillaPod Original, this innovative approach to camera stability plus flexibility has helped fuel the growth of JOBY products and has helped make JOBY into an internationally recognized brand known for disruptive design and inspired functionality.
"Our ball and socket technology has long been recognized as innovative and unique," says JOBY CEO Forrest Baringer-Jones. "We are honored that the US Patent Office has recognized our efforts with a patent that confirms the novelty of the GorillaPod line."
Issued on February 22, 2011, U.S. Patent No. 7,891,615 is JOBY’s first utility patent. It joins JOBY’s existing portfolio of domestic and international intellectual property protection, including trademarks, trade dress, and design patents. Known for unique products, JOBY has attracted copycats and has successfully enforced its intellectual property rights both in and out of court in the US, Canada and Australia. JOBY intends to use its new utility patent to protect its intellectual property as it continues to build on its past design and commercial successes.
JOBY creates well-designed, revolutionary products that inspire the creative and active lifestyle. Ranked #942 in the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US, JOBY is continuously innovating. The young, high-growth company revolutionized the camera accessories market in early 2006 with its GorillaPod line of flexible tripods and continues to redefine the consumer electronics market with its GorillaMobile and GorillaTorch product lines. Founded in 2005, JOBY is a privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Santa Cruz, CA; Geneva, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore and Shenzhen, China. For more information please visit JOBY.com