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Patent Registration in the United States

Types of US Patents

In the United States there are three types of patents:
Utility patent- for a functional machine or method, a new material, etc.
This type corresponds to a Patent in Israel.

Design patent- for nonfunctional or ornamental features of an industrial machine.
This type corresponds to a Design in Israel.

Plant patent- This type corresponds to plant species in Israel.

Utility and plant patent applications can be filed as either a provisional or nonprovisional application.

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