FAQs Patent Questions
Question:New and Original are types of design patents
Invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.
Question:"A Patent does not grant the right to make
use or sell the invention but only grants the exclusive nature of the right."
Question:Is it necessary to go to the USPTO to transact business concerning patent matters?
No. Most business with the Office is conducted by written correspondence. Interviews regarding pending applications can be arranged with examiners if necessary and are often helpful.
|Did You Know?
There is a time limit on patent protection.
For applications filed on or after June 8, 1995, utility and plant patents are granted for a term which begins with the date of the grant and usually ends 20 years from the date you first applied for the patent subject to the payment of appropriate maintenance fees. Design patents last 14 years from the date you are granted the patent. Note: Patents in force on June 8 and patents issued thereafter on applications filed prior to June 8, 1995 automatically have a term that is the greater of the twenty year term discussed above or seventeen years from the patent grant.
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process correctly or for violation of your patent rights.