A utility patent can be defined as a patent that is used to cover the rights, usage and publication of a newly created and useful product any kind of process and machine. The other name of the utility patent is also called as the patent of invention. The major objective of the utility patent is to prevent and prohibit the individuals, other entities such as companies from making, replicating, using and selling the product, machine and process without the consent and the authorization of the owner.
Utility patents are issued and publicized by United States Patent and Trademark Office. Each utility patent is lasted for twenty years. The patent holders have to pay the maintenance and refreshing fee over the time in order to keep the patent intact. There are a number of broad range of inventions that comes under the patent issuance board of the USPTO. The things that include under this spectrum are:-
- Machines that are assembled and comprised of moving parts such as computers, tape recorders, CD players.
- Another category of articles that are exclusively manufactured such as lamps, decorative items and cleaning items
- The next category of the patent is that of process such as software, computer program, business process and general process related to any task or operation
- Composition of matters and materials such as medicine, cosmetics, chemicals etc.
Another important part of the utility patent is called as deign patent that protects the visuals and the packaging of the product. In order to acquire utility patents the product must be useful and productive.
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