patent application

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Documentation submitted by an inventor as a request to be the sole owner of an idea or invention's patent. The application will include elements of a patent which may also be modified during the application process approval. An application for a US patent is submitted to the US Patent and Trademark office. Utility patents can be obtained for the discovery of a new process, machine, manufacturing mechanism, or an improvement on such existing idea. Design patents may be granted to those investing a new design or an improvement on a design for manufacturing devices. Plant patents may be given to inventors who discover or asexually reproduce a new variety of plant.

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