Patent Example | UpCounsel 2022 (2022)

A patent example is useful for someone who is applying for a patent and wants to know what information is necessary to include in their patent application.10 min read

1. Patent Example: What Is It?
2. Patent Examples of Different Types of Patents
3. How the Patent Application Process Works
4. Why Are Patent Examples Important?
5. Provisional Patent Example Versus Patent Example
6. Types of Patents
7. Frequently Asked Questions

Patent Example: What Is It?

A patent example is a sample of a patent that has already beengranted to someone. A patent example is useful for someone who is applying for a patent and wants to know what information is necessary to include in their patent application.

A patent gives inventors the rights to own their inventions. A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or USPTO. Once inventors are granted their patents, they have exclusive, legal protection to own, produce, sell, use, and create their product for 20 years. This term of 20 years of ownership was established because innovation and technology often make a patent obsolete after 20 years or less.

The system of patenting new technology or inventions was developed to encourage people to pursue new ideas. Because a patent gives inventors the rights to their inventions, it also gives them a way to monetize their inventions by either selling the patent or the right to use the new technology or by creating and selling a product themselves. This ability to monetize motivates people to continue to invent new technology and develop new products.

Patents are not the same as trademarks or copyrights. Patents are issued for new inventions in product design, functionality, or production process. Trademarks are for branding rights, and copyrights are for creative innovations such as books, poetry, and music. Patents, trademarks, and copyrights all fall under the category of intellectual property, and litigation for these is included within intellectual property law.

Patent Examples of Different Types of Patents

There are many different types of patents; therefore, there are many different types of patent examples.

Viewing and studying patent examples can help inventors get a sense of what to include on their patent application. It's important to note that each patent application will be unique, and simply studying these examples won't guarantee success on a patent application.

If you're interested in applying for a patent, we recommend consulting with a patent attorney from UpCounsel's marketplace.

Many types of patents exist depending on your needs. Some of these include:

  • Software patents
  • Electrical engineering patents
  • E-commerce system patents
  • Mechanical patents
  • Method and process patents
  • Design patents

    How the Patent Application Process Works

    The patent application process can seem complicated to those who haven't yet been through the process. It's simple to hire a patent attorney from UpCounsel to help you through the process if you're concerned about any of the steps described below.

    The most important step of the patent application process is filing the patent application. This step is most important to inventors because the filing of the application bestows certain rights upon the inventor. Inventors don't have to wait for the approval of their patent application to receive certain patent protection rights.

    Once an inventor has submitted a patent application, they can use the designation "patent pending" on their invention. This term is used to inform others that a patent application has been filed for this invention.

    Only the inventor can file a patent application. The patent application will confirm that the person who applied for the patent is the inventor. This is where some patent applications get complicated. If more than one person has applied to patent the same invention, the USPTO has to determine who was the true inventor.

    Why Are Patent Examples Important?

    Patent examples are important for helping applicants understand what inventions have already been granted a patent and what material is necessary to include on a patent application to improve chances of approval of the patent application.

    One of the most important steps of the patent application process is the patent search. A patent search is when an inventor, or someone the inventor has hired, examines all of the pending patent applications and granted patents to make sure that the invention hasn't already been patented.

    This search should also examine any patents that have been granted for inventions that are similar. Patents for similar inventions should be examined carefully to determine how to differentiate the new invention to improve the chances of being granted a patent for that invention.

    Patents and patent laws are very important as they allow inventors rights and protection against patent infringement. Patent infringement is when someone other than the inventor uses the invention or financially benefits from an inventionwithout the inventor's or patent owner's permission.

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    Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution is what gives Congress the power to enact patent laws. Patent laws were most recently revised on November 29, 1999. This most recent alteration of patent laws was called the American Inventors Protection Act.

    Provisional Patent Example Versus Patent Example

    Before an inventor files a patent application, he or she can and should file a provisional patent application. A provisional patent application is much simpler to put together, and there are many templates that can help guide an inventor in how to do so.

    A provisional patent application must include:

    • A written description of the invention
    • A drawing or image that shows what the invention looks like
    • A cover sheet that describes who the inventors are and who is filing the application

      A provisional patent doesn't have to include formal drawings or claims. This makes the provisional easier and cheaper for inventors to file. Although claims aren't technically required for a provisional patent, some patent experts believe they are beneficial.

        Types of Patents

        The USPTO now recognizes more than 6 million patents. A U.S. patent is recognized in the U.S. and by some other countries for international patents.

        There are three types of patents:

        • Utility patents
        • Plant patents
        • Design patents

          Utility Patents

          A utility patent is for any "new and useful" process, manufacturing, machine, or improvement upon these things. Under utility patents are process patents, apparatuses and product patents, and objects, which might hold multiple patents. Examples of inventions that have utility patents are: an ingredient that speeds the drying of concrete, the artificial heart valve, cell phones, and TVs.

          Plant Patents

          A plant patent is for any new plant that is discovered or created and asexually reproduced. The plant patent offers protection to gardeners, plant breeders, and growers who are working to invent new plants or to discover new plants in the wild. The inventor or discoverer of the plant must show the stability of plant. Macro fungi, tissue cultures, and algae also qualify for protection under this type of patent.

          Design Patents

          A design patent is for any "new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture." This is the most common type of patent. Most patents given out by the USPTO fall into the design patent category. There are 33 classifications recognized by the USPTO under the design patent category. This includes, but isn't limited to:

          • Edible products
          • Clothing and apparel
          • Household furnishings
          • Tools and hardware
          • Packages and containers
          • Jewelry
          • Photography and optical equipment
          • Games, toys, and sporting goods
          • Cosmetics
          • Household items
          • Musical instruments
          • Office supplies, teaching, and art materials
          • Fishing equipment

            Inventions related to nuclear material or atomic energy are not eligible for patenting. As well, "laws of nature, physical phenomena, and abstract ideas, or a mere idea" aren't eligible for patenting.

            Expiration of Patents

            In general, a patent has a 20-year lifespan, but this isn't guaranteed. There are a few reasons that a patent can be invalidated by the courts. A patent may also expire if the owner doesn't pay the maintenance fees at the proper times.

            Patents aren't indefinite, they do expire. If a utility patent was issued on or after June 8, 1995, it will expire either 17 years from the grant date or 20 years after the first effective filing date, whichever is later. In comparison, design patents expire 14 years after the date that the patent is granted.

            If a patent expires or is invalidated, the invention goes into the public domain and is available for use by anyone without the inventor's permission.

            Patent Examples With Claims

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            A patent claim must include enough specific information so that the invention can be differentiated from previous art and patents. The claims must also be clear, logical, and precise.

            Claims must follow strict, grammatical requirements. Claims must:

            • Be sentence fragments
            • Always start with a capital letter
            • Contain one period
            • Use obtuse terminology and industry jargon

              They must NOT include

              • Quotation marks
              • Parenthesis (except in mathematical or chemical formulas)

                This can make writing patent claims difficult. Using examples of patent claims can help when writing claims for your own patent application.

                Claim for an Automobile:

                "A self-propelled vehicle, comprising:

                (a) a body carriage having rotatable wheels mounted thereunder for enabling said body carriage to roll along a surface

                (b) an engine mounted in said carriage for producing rotational energy, and

                (c) means for controllably coupling rotational energy from said engine to at least one of said wheels,

                whereby said carriage can be self-propelled along said surface."

                Claim for the Process of Sewing:

                "A method for joining two pieces of cloth together at their edges, comprising the steps of:

                (a) providing said two pieces of cloth and positioning them together so that an edge portion of one piece overlaps an adjacent edge portion of the other piece, and

                (b) passing a thread repeatedly through and along the length of the overlapping portions in sequentially opposite directions and through sequentially spaced holes in said overlapping adjacent portions,

                whereby said two pieces of cloth will be attached along said edge portions."

                Claim for Concrete:

                "A rigid building and paving material comprising a mixture of:

                (a) sand and stones, and

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                (b) a hardened cement binder filling the interstices between and adhering to sand and stones,

                whereby a hardened, rigid, and strong matrix for building and paving will be provided."

                Claim for a Pencil:

                "A hand-held writing instrument comprising:

                (a) elongated core-element means that will leave a marking line if moved across paper or other similar surface, and

                (b) an elongated holder surrounding and encasing said elongated core element means, one portion of said holder being removable from an end thereof to expose an end of said core-element means so as to enable said core-element means to be exposed for writing,

                whereby said holder protects said core element means from breakage and provides an enlarged means for holding said core-element means conveniently."

                Claim for the "Insert" Feature Of Word Processing:

                "A method of inserting additional characters within an existing series of characters on a display, comprising:

                (a) providing a memory that is able to store a series of characters at an adjacent series of addresses in said memory

                (b) providing a character input means that a human operator can use to store a series of characters in said memory at said respective adjacent series of addresses

                (c) storing said series of characters in said memory at said adjacent series of addresses

                (d) providing a display that is operatively connected to said memory for displaying said series of characters stored in said memory at said adjacent series of addresses

                (e) providing a pointer means that said operator can manipulate to point to any location between any adjacent characters within said series of characters displayed on said display, and

                (f) providing a memory controller that will

                (1) direct any additional character that said operator enters via said character input means to a location in said memory, beginning at an address corresponding to the location between said adjacent characters as displayed on said display, and

                (2) cause all characters in said series of characters that are stored in said memory at addresses subsequent said location in said memory to be transferred to subsequent addresses in said memory so that said additional character will be stored in said memory at said location and before all of said subsequent characters,

                whereby said display will display said additional character within said series of characters at said location between said adjacent characters, and

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                whereby a writer can add words within existing body of text and the added words are displayed in an orderly and clean fashion without having to reenter said existing body of text."

                Frequently Asked Questions

                • What inventions are NOT eligible for a patent?

                There are rules on which types of inventions are eligible for a patent and which aren't. The following categories don't qualify for patents:

                • Mathematical formulas
                • Laws of nature
                • Newly discovered substances that occur naturally
                • Theoretical phenomena
                • Processes of human motor coordination (example: dance choreography or a method for meditation)
                • Protocols or methods for performing surgery on humans
                • Printed matter that has no shape or physical structure
                • Unsafe, new drugs
                • Inventions that are solely for illegal purposes
                • Inoperable inventions
                • Is computer software eligible for a patent?

                Yes, software is sometimes eligible for patent protection. Software might be eligible for patent protection even when it includes mathematical formulas. If the software does include mathematical formulas, it's important that the patent application proves that the software produces a useful, concrete, and tangible result.

                • How is "novel" defined when it comes to patent eligibility?

                To be patent eligible, an invention must be novel. Novel in this sense means that the invention must be different from all previous inventions in one or more elements. To decide whether or not an invention is novel, the USPTO examines all prior patents that exist as of the date that the patent application was filed.

                If an invention has been put to public use or described in a published document prior to the date the patent application was filed, it will not pass the novelty test.

                • How is "non-obvious" defined when it comes to patent eligibility?

                To be eligible for a patent, an invention must be novel, but also non-obvious. For an invention to be non-obvious, it must be considered unexpected or surprising by someone who is skilled in the field of the invention.

                Guessing whether the USPTO will consider an invention non-obvious is difficult because this is a subjective test. What is considered non-obvious to one patent examiner might be obvious to a different patent examiner. Because of delays in the patent application process, the non-obvious test might be assessed long after the patent application was filed, and what is considered obvious can change quickly over time.

                To avoid the potential confusion of mistakenly thinking something is obvious when it wasn't at the time of the filing of the patent application, patent examiners uses only descriptions of inventions that were filed BEFORE the date of the invention undergoing assessment.

                • What types of inventions can be patented?

                There are three different types of patents: utility, design, and plant.

                To qualify for a utility patent, which is the most common, your invention must be a new or improved version of one of these:

                • A process or method for producing a useful, concrete, and tangible result
                • A machine
                • An article of manufacturing
                • A composition of matter
                • An improvement on an invention

                  To qualify for a design patent, your invention must:

                  • Be novel
                  • Be non-obvious
                  • Be nonfunctional

                  To qualify for a plant patent, your invention must:

                  • Be novel
                  • Be non-obvious
                  • Be asexually reproduceable

                  If you need help with applying for a patent on an invention, you can post your legal need on UpCounsel's marketplace. UpCounsel accepts only the top 5 percent of lawyers to its site. Lawyers on UpCounsel come from law schools such as Harvard Law and Yale Law and average 14 years of legal experience, including work with or on behalf of companies like Google, Menlo Ventures, and Airbnb.

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                  FAQs

                  What is a patent answer? ›

                  A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. In other words, a patent is an exclusive right to a product or a process that generally provides a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.

                  What 3 criteria must be met for a patent? ›

                  Under U.S. patent law, an invention is patentable only if it meets the following four requirements, which are discussed in more detail below: The invention must be statutory (subject matter eligible) The invention must be new. The invention must be useful.

                  What percentage of patents are rejected? ›

                  There are 88.6 % chances that you won't get a patent on your invention. “Your patent application is rejected!!” – No inventor wants to hear this! But the hard truth is many inventors face rejection at the patent office.

                  How do you do the poor man's patent? ›

                  The theory behind the “poor man's patent” is that, by describing your invention in writing and mailing that documentation to yourself in a sealed envelope via certified mail (or other proof-of-delivery mail), the sealed envelope and its contents could be used against others to establish the date that the invention was ...

                  What is a patent give 3 examples? ›

                  The three types of patents are utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. Utility patents are issued for inventions that are novel and useful. Design patents protect the design or image of a product. Plant patents are issued to applicants for plants that can reproduce.

                  What are some examples of patent? ›

                  Examples of inventions protected by utility patents are a microwave oven, genetically engineered bacteria for cleaning up oil spills, a computerized method of running cash management accounts, and a method for curing rubber.

                  What are the 5 requirements of a patent? ›

                  What are the 5 requirements for obtaining a patent?
                  • The innovation is patentable subject matter. Patentable. ...
                  • The innovation is new (called 'novelty') ...
                  • The innovation is inventive. ...
                  • The innovation is useful (called 'utility') ...
                  • The innovation must not have prior use.
                  28 Jul 2017

                  What makes a good patent? ›

                  Quality patents are clearly written and readily understood. Well-articulated patents create clear boundaries that help others determine what actions they can take to avoid committing infringement, and they help businesses define a reasonable course for product development.

                  How can I get a patent with no money? ›

                  The Patent Pro Bono Program attempts to match inventors with registered patent agents or patent attorneys. These practitioners volunteer their time without charging the inventor. However, the inventor still must pay all fees that are required by the USPTO; these cannot be paid by the practitioner.

                  How hard is it to get a patent approved? ›

                  If easy means getting a patent without any rejections, then only 11% of utility nonprovisional patent applications get allowed without any rejections according to this Yale statistical study. So getting a utility patent will not be easy in most cases.

                  Is it hard to get a patent? ›

                  Since patents are legal articles, they can be somewhat difficult to obtain. Patent applications vary from country to country, depending on what you're trying to get a patent for.

                  What are the odds of getting a patent? ›

                  According to the USPTO, the national average allowance rate is 67.9% from the 4th quarter of 2016 through the 1st quarter of 2020. In 2019, the average allowance rate increased to 74%. Thus, your chance of receiving a patent using an average law firm is less than 75%.

                  How do I patent an idea myself? ›

                  Steps to Filing a Patent Application
                  1. Keep a Written Record of Your Invention. Record every step of the invention process in a notebook. ...
                  2. Make Sure Your Invention Qualifies for Patent Protection. ...
                  3. Assess the Commercial Potential of Your Invention. ...
                  4. Conduct a Thorough Patent Search. ...
                  5. Prepare and File an Application With the USPTO.

                  What are the 3 types of patents? ›

                  What kind of patent do you need? There are three types of patents - Utility, Design, and Plant. Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or compositions of matters, or any new useful improvement thereof.

                  Can you copy a patent for personal use? ›

                  In the US, if you make or use an object that includes all the elements of the claims of a granted patent, then you are infringing that patent. It does not matter whether you share the object or attempt to make money from it—simply making or using it is enough to qualify as infringement.

                  What are the best patents? ›

                  The Great Eight – Eight Wonders of the World of Patents
                  1. The Lightbulb. The electric lightbulb is perhaps one of the most famous patented inventions known to humankind. ...
                  2. The Internal Combustion Engine. ...
                  3. The Telephone. ...
                  4. The Computer. ...
                  5. Bluetooth. ...
                  6. The Maglev. ...
                  7. The FireEye Malware System. ...
                  8. The Google PageRank.

                  Is Coca Cola patented? ›

                  Coca-Cola's patent application number 29/436,363, simply titled “Bottle,” was granted after overcoming three Office Actions over the course of four-and-a-half years. This patent was granted on September 5, 2017.

                  How do you write a patent example? ›

                  1. TITLE OF THE INVENTION
                  1. TITLE OF THE INVENTION. ...
                  2. FIELD OF THE INVENTION. ...
                  3. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION. ...
                  4. OBJECT(S) OF THE INVENTION – The object of the invention should clearly bring out the: ...
                  5. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION. ...
                  6. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING. ...
                  7. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION. ...
                  8. CLAIM(S)
                  6 Mar 2019

                  What is the most famous patent? ›

                  The Light Bulb is one of the most famous inventions. In 1879, he filed a patent design of a light bulb. The light bulb came as a substitute for candles and quickly became popular. The invention of the light bulb has changed the way we live and is one of the most famous patents.

                  What is short patent? ›

                  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.

                  What can you not patent? ›

                  What can't be patented?
                  • literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works.
                  • a way of doing business, playing a game or thinking.
                  • a method of medical treatment or diagnosis.
                  • a discovery, scientific theory or mathematical method.
                  • the way information is presented.
                  • some computer programs or mobile apps.
                  17 Dec 2018

                  How much detail do you need for a patent? ›

                  The description of your invention must be detailed enough that it is clear that you actually possessed the invention at the time your application was filed, i.e. that you are not claiming more than you actually invented and appreciated at the time.

                  Can I patent an idea? ›

                  The simple answer is no—you cannot patent an idea for an invention. The invention itself has to be produced or a patent application containing the invention must be filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While all inventions start with an idea, not every idea can be called an invention.

                  What is a strong patent? ›

                  An enforceable patent has a strong set of claims that is both broad and succinct. A weaker patent often has a set of claims that is minutely specific, detailed and long-winded.

                  What makes a patent claim strong? ›

                  Proper Claims Strengthen a Patent

                  Claims are statements that circumscribe your invention's protection – illustrating its novelty, non-obviousness, and utility. If your claims are too broad, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may reject your idea for not being novel.

                  How do you invent a patent for a product? ›

                  5 Steps for Turning Your Invention Idea Into a Product
                  1. Step 1: Document It. ...
                  2. Step 2: Research It. ...
                  3. Complete an initial patent search. ...
                  4. Research your market. ...
                  5. Step 3: Make a Prototype. ...
                  6. Step 4: File a Patent. ...
                  7. Step 5: Market Your Invention.
                  16 Jan 2020

                  What is a poor man's patent? ›

                  A poor man's patent is essentially writing out a description of your invention and then mailing that written description to yourself. This postmarked envelope supposedly acts to create the date of your invention as the date this written description was postmarked.

                  How much do patents sell for? ›

                  If the corporation makes an offer, it will typically be anywhere from $50 thousand to $8 million, and can be higher. On the other hand, an inventor trying to simply market an issued patent to corporations, is likely to get anywhere from $5,000 to $35,000.

                  Can I get paid for my ideas? ›

                  The short answer is yes. Companies may pay you directly for your ideas, and there are certain companies that are constantly looking for new ideas for their business or product lines. One way to get started is to do some research on your idea, and see if, in fact, it is a new, creative idea.

                  How often do patents get rejected? ›

                  Approximately 90% of utility patent applications will get rejected. Utility applications often receive multiple patent rejections. So do not be disappointed. Rejections are the norm for utility patents.

                  How many people have a patent? ›

                  In 2020, there were about 3.34 million patents in force in the United States.

                  How fast can you get a patent pending? ›

                  Patent pending starts from the time you submit a patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It ends when they grant or deny you a patent. Most applications are pending for one to three years. However, it can take three to five years or longer for applications involving software or electronics.

                  How much is a patent pending cost? ›

                  What Are Patent Pending Costs? The cost to get patent pending status for your invention is around $1,500 without an attorney. If you hire an attorney, you can expect to pay $10,000 or more for a utility patent and $2,000 for a design patent.

                  How long does it take for patents to be approved? ›

                  In the United States, it takes an average of 24 months from the filing of a patent application to get a patent.

                  Can you sell patent pending? ›

                  Fortunately you do not have to wait until you have a full patent to sell your idea. In fact you can sell a patent once you have received a “patent pending” status. Office (USPTO). With a patent pending status the invention is protected against infringement.

                  How many patents actually make money? ›

                  Analysts report that more than 95% of patents are worthless-- not because patents as a class are worthless, but because companies fail to understand one simple principle that makes patents powerful. To understand, it is helpful to take a step back and first consider the differences between strong and weak patents.

                  How many patents does Elon Musk have? ›

                  Elon Musk's portfolio has 18 patents that belong to 9 unique patent families. His patents belong to vehicle design, autonomous vehicles, location-based search, etc.

                  Do patents make money? ›

                  A patent which grants ownership of an invention, but it won't pay you. There are a few ways you can generate a profit from your idea. A patent is an important document which grants ownership to an invention. However, simply owning a patent won't generate a dime for the inventor.

                  How long is a patent good for? ›

                  A U.S. utility patent, explained above, is generally granted for 20 years from the date the patent application is filed; however, periodic fees are required to maintain the enforceability of the patent.

                  How do I know if my idea is patentable? ›

                  Patents may be searched using the following resources:
                  1. Patent Public Search.
                  2. USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database (PatFT)
                  3. USPTO Patent Application Full-Text and Image Database (AppFT)
                  4. Global Dossier.
                  5. Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR)
                  6. Public Search Facility.
                  7. Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs)
                  18 Oct 2018

                  Can I patent an idea without a prototype? ›

                  Many inventors wonder if they need a prototype prior to patenting an invention. The simple answer is “no'. A prototype is not required prior to filing a patent application with the U.S. Patent Office. While prototypes can be valuable in developing your invention, they can also be costly.

                  How do you patent a name? ›

                  How to trademark a business name
                  1. First, decide if a trademark is right for you or if you should pursue another avenue. ...
                  2. Next, you must choose the mark to submit to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). ...
                  3. Once you've found a suitable trademark name, prepare then submit an application to the USPTO.
                  14 Jun 2021

                  Does IKEA have a patent? ›

                  IKEA has a total of 1984 patents globally. These patents belong to 960 unique patent families. Out of 1984 patents, 1232 patents are active.

                  Do I need a patent? ›

                  Patents are not legally required before you sell your product or profit from your idea. There are many products and services sold in the United States that are not patent-protected. However, a patent is necessary if you want to prevent others from making marketing, selling, or importing your invention.

                  What happens if you accidentally copy a patent? ›

                  By attaching a copy of the patent, you have now put the infringer on notice about the patent, and any further use of that patent will be willful and subject to enhanced damages, in the event of litigation.

                  Can you buy someone's patent? ›

                  Once you've located a patent that has expired, you can contact the patent owner and negotiate a sale. You can buy the invention and all rights to it, including the patent. You then renew the patent by paying the lapsed fees.

                  What do you do if someone steals your patent? ›

                  You can contact the company that is stealing your product with a cease and desist letter. In the letter, you can issue a warning that you plan to file a lawsuit when your patent issues if the company does not stop its behavior. You can also provide a copy of your patent application.

                  What is a patent class 8? ›

                  Patent means the exclusive right over any idea or invention. Some resources have economic value, some do not. For example, metals may have an economic value, a beautiful landscape may not.

                  What are the 3 types of patents? ›

                  What kind of patent do you need? There are three types of patents - Utility, Design, and Plant. Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or compositions of matters, or any new useful improvement thereof.

                  What is a patent law? ›

                  Patent law is the branch of intellectual property law that deals with new inventions. Traditional patents protect tangible scientific inventions, such as circuit boards, car engines, heating coils, or zippers.

                  What is patent and its types? ›

                  There are three types of patents: utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. Each type of patent has its own eligibility requirements and protects a specific type of invention or discovery; however, it's possible for one invention or discovery to potentially have more than one type of patent available for it.

                  What are the types of resources? ›

                  Resources are characterized as renewable or nonrenewable; a renewable resource can replenish itself at the rate it is used, while a nonrenewable resource has a limited supply. Renewable resources include timber, wind, and solar while nonrenewable resources include coal and natural gas.

                  What is patent of class 7th? ›

                  This class (7) includes patents showing and claiming cutlery implements combined with other tools and handles for tools showing cutlery implements and other tools.

                  What are patents class 12? ›

                  A patent is the exclusive right over any idea or invention. If you have a patent, you have the exclusive right to do what you want with your idea or invention. It also means that no one can use it for commercial purposes without your consent.

                  How do you write a patent? ›

                  How to Write a Patent: 6 Tips from our Experts
                  1. Rely on a Professional. ...
                  2. Conduct a Thorough Prior Art Search. ...
                  3. Draft Broad Claims. ...
                  4. Align Claims and Specification. ...
                  5. Stack Your Claims. ...
                  6. Clarity is Critical.
                  9 Dec 2021

                  How do you patent a name? ›

                  How to trademark a business name
                  1. First, decide if a trademark is right for you or if you should pursue another avenue. ...
                  2. Next, you must choose the mark to submit to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). ...
                  3. Once you've found a suitable trademark name, prepare then submit an application to the USPTO.
                  14 Jun 2021

                  What are the 5 requirements of a patent? ›

                  What are the 5 requirements for obtaining a patent?
                  • The innovation is patentable subject matter. Patentable. ...
                  • The innovation is new (called 'novelty') ...
                  • The innovation is inventive. ...
                  • The innovation is useful (called 'utility') ...
                  • The innovation must not have prior use.
                  28 Jul 2017

                  Who has a right to a patent? ›

                  Right to patent. - The right to the patent belongs to the true and actual inventor, his heirs, legal representatives or assigns. If two or more persons have an invention jointly, the right to the patent belongs to them jointly.

                  What is a patent in simple words? ›

                  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.

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                  Patents have a positive effect on society because they promote innovation and help develop new products. They also protect intellectual property.

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                  A U.S. utility patent, explained above, is generally granted for 20 years from the date the patent application is filed; however, periodic fees are required to maintain the enforceability of the patent.

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