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Types of Patents

Three main types of patents from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) :

Utility - for new and useful process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter or any new and useful improvement thereof.

Design - appearance of an item is protected. Patent must be an original design for a manufactured item.

Plant - for invented or discovered and asexually reproduced distinct and new variety of plant, including cultivated sports, mutants, hybrids, newly found seedlings, and living organisms.

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