A hardware patent is really a misnomer. In actuality, there are only three types of patents.
If you intend to patent a hardware product, a utility patent is generally what is used.
If you are asking yourself exactly how you can patent a hardware item (device, platform, etc.), then you have come to the right location. Getting a hardware item patented can be as basic as using the patent lawyers that Intellectual Pats works with. Read on for additional information.
Applying for a Patent for a Hardware Product is Simple
In order to get a patent for a product you must determine if you need a design patent or a utility patent (a plant patent would apply to products). If your item has ornamental qualities or attributes, then you will potentially wish to complete and submit a design patent application. Nevertheless, if your item is a brand-new and helpful process, equipment, manufacturing technique, and so on, then you will definitely wish to patent your hardware item with a Utility patent. If your hardware item includes all the formerly discussed demands of both the utility and design patents, then you could obtain both type of patents for your item! If you figure out that you will be making an application for a utility patent, then next you will need to determine if you are going to submit a provisional patent application or non provisional patent application (provisional patent applications cannot be completed for design patents). The moment you have all the information determined, you will then have to take on a thorough 13-step patent process that is full of legal claims and obligations.
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