Leap Patents

Even though 2020 is a leap year, there will be no leap patents this year because patents only issue on Tuesdays, and February 29 is a Saturday. The last leap patent issued February 29, 2000, and our next opportunity for a leap patent will not occur until February 29, 2028.

U.S. Patent No. 6,029,269, the last leap patent to issue, covered a Ballistic-Resistant Helmet and method for Producing the Same.

Leap patents also issued in 1972, 1944, 1916, and 1876.