Posts Tagged ‘Design Patents’

Types of Patents

What are the different types of patents? Patents have been the bedrock of innovation, powering the innovations of our early republic, through the Industrial Revolution and patents continue to play a big role in today’s technology improvements. Over 10,000,000 patents have been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and over 400,000 are…

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How long do patents last?

Updated 19 July 2021. How long do US patents last? Different types of patents have different lifespans.  All of the answers below are for United States (US) patents. When most people think of patents, they are thinking of utility patents. There are other types of patents, such as design patents and plant patents. Some countries,…

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How Much Does A Patent Cost?

Updated 18 June 2021: The average cost of a patent in the US is over $50,000. The figures below come from the AIPLA bi-annual survey, last updated in 2019. Please note that this will vary widely – especially because the amount of back and forth with the patent examiner can be one or two Office…

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