The Law Offices of Mark Trenner | Mark Trenner
It is wise to speak with a patent attorney whenever there is a possibility of an invention. Patent attorneys can provide guidance specific to a particular situation. Patent attorneys can also discuss whether an invention might be best subject to a utility patent application (for function), a design patent application (for ornamental appearance), or both.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Rhema Law Group | John D. Tran
Yes, if unique in appearance, you might be able to obtain a design patent on your product. If it has some utility functionality (e.g. it open or closes differently or protects the iphone in a different improved way), you might be eligible to obtain a utility patent from it. You need to set up a meeting with a patent attorney and have them look at your product and advise you on the best options for your invention.
Answer Applies to: California