What can be Patented?

Utility Patents are provided for a new, non-obvious and useful:

  • Process
  • Machine
  • Article of manufacture
  • Composition of matter
  • Improvement of any of the above

Design Patent protection is available for the ornamental design of an article of manufacture

Plant Patent protection is available for asexually reproduced plant varieties.

The Invention must also be:

  • Novel
  • Nonobvious
  • Adequately described or enabled (for one of ordinary skill in the art to make and use the invention)
  • Claimed by the inventor in clear and definite terms

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