Klean Gutter Leaf Guard Patents

A big part of the innovation and engineering behind Klean Gutter is the manufacturer’s investment in gutter guard patents to protect the underlying technology.

Klean Gutter is manufactured by MGP Manufacturing, the only company the industry innovator in micro mesh gutter guards, Alex Higginbotham, works with.  This has value for anyone purchasing Klean Gutter because no one else has the know-how he has.

Alex Higginbotham invented the first expanded metal and micro mesh gutter guard and now hold three patents on the core technology.  You may find other products that look like Klean Gutter, but, unless they’re MGP products, they have no patents on any part of the filtration features of their product.

Klean Gutter is the next step forward in the design’s technology.  Alex Higginbotham has re-engineered his original concepts found in products like Leaf Solution and has made them perform to a higher standard.  He’s now patent pending on those latest improvements as well.

MGP Innovator Alex Higginbotham Changed an Industry

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MGP’s patented technologies weren’t created overnight. Each design developed from the original technology of innovator Alex Higginbotham.  Only a handful of people may remember his Leaf Free product–a great start, but a proven failure.  But inventors don’t necessarily get it right all at once.  The critical moment came when he touched the underside of a filter with a contact point designed to redirect water through the filter.  This concept, which he’s patented through multiple embodiments of the underlying technology, was the genesis of change for an industry.

When challenges developed, he built prototypes to address the problem. Dozens of them. Sometimes even more. Often, the challenge he set out to solve got figured out in ways that were completely different from the starting point.  In many cases, it took years to get to a solution.  In fact, the MGP workshop is filled many designs that just didn’t perform to his standards.

And yet a failure is usually the genesis of a new idea. When something fails, it gives you a reason to work to discover why it failed. And those initial thoughts became the springboard to ideas and ways to overcome the failure.

Gutter Guard Patents

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We take the commitment Alex Higginbotham has made to advancing the field and patent protecting his innovations seriously.  Here’s the necessary legalize:  In accordance with Section 287(a) of Title 35 of the United States Code, the reader is hereby placed on notice of MGP Manufacturing LLC and Edward Higginbotham’s rights in the United States Patents listed on this site and associated with these gutter guard products.


US 6,951,077

US 7,174,688

US 8,006,438.

US 10,538,920

Klean Gutter’s heating methodology is patent pending.  Several other features of Klean Gutter are also patent pending.

MGP Manufacturing patents and patent applications are insured by Intellectual Property Insurance Service Corporation.