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Utility Patents & Design Patents

Utility Patents & Design Patents

In this month’s blog, let’s discuss the two patents most commonly issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), utility patents and design patents.  We’ll delve into what category each patent protects and then determine the differences between them. Utility patent A utility patent is the patent people typically think of when discussing patents.  The utility patent protects the way a process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter, or an improvement thereof is made and used; it protects the functional aspects of an invention. Design patent A…  read more →

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