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What Is A Utility Patent?
Utility patents are the most frequent types of patents. If you are interested in acquiring a patent on the creation or discovery, you would more than likely be given a utility patent. A utility, like the name suggests, means, an invention that provides a useful function and society can find a purpose for it.
Can My Invention Be Patented?
Yes, your invention can be patented assuming that it meets the basic requirements for patentability such as the device, the materials, and a combination of other elements.
- The Device – This is the machine that is programmed to perform a specific task and in turn should produce the desired result. This criterion protects against false and incredible inventions that do not work.
- The Materials – This is using raw or ready materials to create something entirely new. An example is a wooden door, it is made from a tree that has been sculpted and shaped into something new.
- The Combinational Aspect – Combining two or more elements to produce something that is original
Can An Idea Be Patented If It Is A New Way To Produce An Already-Created Product?
It is possible, but the patent you will receive is what they would call a process patent. This type of patent will thwart the efforts of others from using your new method. They are, however, not prevented from using other methods separate and apart from yours to create the exact product. Examples include a fresh method from making cars or creating a particular chemical composite to be used as a pesticide.
Interestingly enough, you can also place a patent on the product and the process providing that the product created is new. You can also prevent others from using your process with a patent, stopping them from producing that product.
Can Improved Existing Processes Be Patented?
More than likely you can, but the patent you will receive is one on improvement. Other than that, please take into consideration that you will not have a patent on the original work. You will be prevented from making, using or selling this improvement. It goes the same way for the original patent holder. If you and the original patent holder wishes to meet and come to an agreement of wanting to produce the improve item or process, then a license agreement will be needed.