As usual, on a holiday I take a break from posting about cases and bring you a holiday-themed patent.  U.S. Patent No. 7,240,376 assigned to Riddell of Chicago covers a football helmet with ear flaps that extend to protect a portion of a wearer’s jaw.  This is not exactly a patent focused on the New Years holiday or setting your goals for 2008.  But my focus will be on watching my Wolverine’s and my wife’s Illini play football today.

Happy new year.  May 2008 bring you happiness and success.