Utility Patents

Some articles on utility patents, patents, patent:

Design Patent - Comparison To Utility Patents
... US utility patents protect the functionality of a given item ... Providing the maintenance fees are paid, utility patents are generally valid for up to 20 years from the date of filing (with some exceptions) ... Design patents cover the ornamental nonfunctional design of an item ...
Plant Variety Protection Act Of 1970 - Contrasting Plant Variety Certificates, Plant Patents, and Utility Patents
... Plant variety certificates should not be confused with plant patents ... The Plant Variety Protection Act and the Plant Patent Act of 1930 provide mutually exclusive remedies ... The Plant Patent Act is limited to asexually reproduced plants, excluding tuber propagated plants ...

Famous quotes containing the word utility:

    Moral sensibilities are nowadays at such cross-purposes that to one man a morality is proved by its utility, while to another its utility refutes it.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)