The U.S. Patent Office has granted two main types of patents. These are:
- 1. Utility patents
2. Design patents.
Let’s talk about these different types of patents.
First, the utility patent. This is the most common type of patent although it can be fairly difficult to get. A utility patent would be used to deal with technology. It has to do with mechanics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals or software. It’s about how things work. It could be about something as simple as a screw or tool but if there is something technical about it, that’s better. It would need to be shown in the drawings or described in a table or graph or in a chemical composition. The utility patent is extremely detailed. This is about how the product functions.
Next is the design pat