Utility Patent

Definition - What does Utility Patent mean?

A Utility Patent is one of six (6) types of patents that is granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This patent specifically allows a person to stop other people from recreating a product that has some type of specific use that their own product has.

Justipedia explains Utility Patent

About 90% of all the patents granted by the USPTO are Utility Patents. If a Utility Patent is granted by the USPTO, then it prevents all other people other than the original creator from producing that specific product in any manner for the course of 20 years. During that 20 year period, if anyone does recreate and sell that patented product, then the patent holder can sue that person for all of the money that was made.

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