Types of Patents

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There are three different types of patents for which an inventor may apply:

Utility Patent example picture.

A Utility Patent is issued for a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.

My Little Poney Design Patent example image.

Design patents are issued to any person who has invented any new and non-obvious ornamental design for an article of manufacture.

Image of apples as an example of a plant patent.

As its name implies, a plant patent is issued to anyone who has invented or discovered and asexually reproduced any distinct and new variety of plant.