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submitted by an
as a request to be the sole
of an idea or invention's
. The application will include elements of a patent which may also be
during the application
. An application for a US patent is submitted to the US Patent and
patents can be obtained for the
of a new process,
, or an
on such existing idea.
patents may be
a new design or an improvement on a design for manufacturing devices.
patents may be given to inventors who discover or asexually reproduce a new variety of plant.
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