There are three types of patents which are classified as follows:
Utility patent protects any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or compositions of matters, or any new useful improvement thereof.
Design patent protects a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.
Plant patent is granted to a person who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.
Provisional patent can be obtained to temporarily secure a filing date for 12 months. A provisional patent is a quick and inexpensive way to initially protect your invention with limited rights before deciding to file for a full patent. Learn more in the article Understanding Provisional Patents. Note that a provisional patent can only lead into a utility or plant patent and not a design patent.
Thoughts to Paper is able to offer utility, design, and provisional patent applications which are handled by licensed patent firms.
If you aren't ready to start your patent application, take the time to do some learning:
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