Patent Basics

Here is some basic but important information about patents!

What is a patent?

  • A Property Right:
  • Right to exclude other from making, using, selling, offering for sale a claimed invention
  • Territorial: Protection only in territory that granted patent: NO WORLD WIDE PATENT.

Types of patents

Utility: Any  new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter.

Design: A new original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.

Plant: Any distinct and new variety of plant that is invented or discovered and asexually reproduced.