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Types of Patents

Types of Patents

Begin exploring the concept of patents, constitutional authority for issuing patents, theories of patentability, patentable subject matter, and various types of patents.


Patents are the most exclusive form of intellectual property in the United States and are much more limited and hard to obtain than other forms of intellectual property like trademarks and copyrights. In this lesson, we will look at the concept of patents and look at what can be patented and what cannot be patented. We will conclude by looking at the different types of patents.

The authority for the federal government to grant patents is found in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution which...

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