Nine out of ten patents granted are Utility Patents. They must be a novel, non-obvious, new or improved, and useful machine or circuity. Something manufactured, a composition of matter or a new process that is an element within hardware design or system. Software must not be computational or an application.
The first plant patent granted was in 1931 for a climbing and ever blooming rose. Design patents are for protecting the ornamental appearance of something or how and invention looks, for example.
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