U.S. Patent Act

An overview of the US patent act. No one may produce, use, give, or sell anything that is patented without the express permission of the patent holder. This act only covers things produced, invented, designed, or grown, here in the US or imported into the US. Three types of patents were discussed: 1. Design patents which cover new, original, or ornamental designs. You may patent something in this category for 14 years. 2. Plant patents cover newly discovered or produced plants. This patent is good for 20 years. 3. Finally, utility patents cover and new or improved machine, product, or process and is good for 20 years.


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Last updated: 12/15/2017
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