“A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.
To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application.”
“A patent grants the patent holder the exclusive right to exclude others from making, using, importing, and selling the patented innovation for a limited period of time.”
Source: Cornell Law School
Types of Patent Law…
- Utility Patents
A Technical Description of a Proprietary Invention.
- Provisional Patents
A less Technical Description of a Proprietary Invention, which essentially acts as a placeholder for a more formal Utility Patent.
More technical filings must be made within one year.
- Design Patents
Protection on tangible shapes and layouts of inventions.
Also applies to software based inventions.
- Plant Patents
Protections for specialized plant hybrids, produced outside of breeding or genetic modification, usually through cutting or grafting methods.
Patent Legal Services We Offer…
- Patent Search
- Patent Infringement Help