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Should you file a Provisional Patent Application?

Should you file a Provisional Patent Application?

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers several types of patents. The most common are Utility Patents, Design Patents, and Plant Patents. Utility Patents are 90% of all the patents filed. A utility patent “protects the utility or functional aspects of an invention. Although the definitions are broad, utility patents cover machines, processes, methods, compositions and anything manufactured that has a useful and specific function.” 1 There are also provisional and non-provisional patent applications available.  The Provisional Patent Application has been available to…  read more →

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