Patent Pending is a pop punk band that was formed in Mount Sinai, New York in 2001. After getting its start playing basements and house shows around the Long Island area, the band recorded its debut EP, Meet the Fat Kids, followed by its first full-length record, The Pirate House, in 2001. The band's catchy, fast-paced music caught the attention of We Put Out Records, which signed Patent Pending and released the band's 2006 studio album, Save Each Other, the Whales Are Doing Fine. The band subsequently embarked on a national tour that included the entire 2006 Vans Warped Tour. Patent Pending has since continued to craft its pop punk sound and release albums including 2011's Second Family.