In August 2009, the Flowing Colors Oil Painting technique and the Flowing-colors Oil Paint he invented were patented in the United States (patent # US 7,572,126 B2). Arthur B. Liu is the only Chinese-American artist who has been granted a patent in an art field in the United States. Application for a patent in China is in the pipeline(#201010134531.1).
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In August 2010, Liu secured the copyright in the US (copyright # TX U-1-699-731) for his textbook entitled Learning Chinese/English Through Drawing. With graphic images and bilingual instructions, the three-book series provides a much-needed resource for English speakers to learn Chinese and Chinese speakers to learn English, while learning to draw pictures. Liu is continuing with the compilation of his second drawing textbook entitled Learning Nursery Rhymes Through Drawing and his third, Learning Poems Through Drawing. :: More Information
In November 2011, Arthur B. Liu patented his Multi-colored Pencil in China and Hong Kong respectively (patent nos. ZL201120125765.X and HK 1152194). The invention is undergoing the application (US13/730,762) process for patenting in the U.S. The Multi-colored Pencil is a magic pencil designed to develop the intelligence of elementary school students and provide a key to the door of learning Chinese painting. 3. In January 2013 Arthur B. Liu patented in China his Tai Chi Sword Brush (patent # ZL 2012 2 0383759.9). Suitable for people of all ages, the product is a brand-new tool for full physical exercise with its multiple functions. The invention is undergoing the application (#US 13/890,225) process for patenting in the U.S. :: More Information