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Filing for a US patent is complicated business. Your invention will fall into one of three different types of patents
Design Patent - granted for a fourteen year term on any new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.
Utility Patent - granted for a twenty year term to the inventor or discoverer of any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.
Plant Patent - granted for a twenty year term on any distinct and new variety of asexually reproduced plant