Types of Invention Patents

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What are the types of invention patents?

Types of Invention Patents

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



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