Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

They Invented What? (No. 61)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 22, 2018

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 6,233,866:  Plant attachment device for killing obnoxious plants.

 plantkiller

What is claimed is:

1. A plant attachment device for chemically killing an individual plant comprising:

a herbicide carrier, said herbicide carrier including a housing having a chamber therein for encompassing a portion of a cut stem of a deeply rooted cut plant, said herbicide carrier having a first closed end and a second end;
a herbicide for killing a plant, said herbicide located in said chamber, said herbicide maintainable in said chamber;
a plant engagement member, said plant engagement member engaging the cut stem of the deeply rooted cut plant to maintain the herbicide carrier in position thereon to enable the herbicide to penetrate and kill the cut plant.

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