Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The most common type of patent; issued for useful inventions that are new (novel) and that produce results that are not expected by those working in the field of invention (nonobvious). A utility patent lasts for 20 years from the patent application's filing date. (See also: patent
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August 19, 2010, 5:26 pm