Can a single design patent application include multiple designs?

Can a single design patent application include multiple designs? You can try, but it probably will not work in most cases. In limited circumstances, you might be able to include multiple designs in a US design patent application. Chances of success seem slim, so be careful. The risk is high that a multi-embodiment design application […]

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What Should Chinese Applicants Know About US Design Patents?

Reasons for Procuring¬†US Design Patents Chinese design patent owners will already know the benefits of design patent protection in the US. Unlike US utility patents, a typical US design patent may be obtained more quickly and for less money. The allowance rate of US design applications, particularly upon a first review by the patent examiner […]

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What is a design patent?

Should you file a design patent application? A design patent protects only the ornamental appearance of an invention – how a product looks. Design patents do not protect functionality (how a product works). They are typically quicker and cheaper to obtain than utility patents. ¬†While they offer limited protection compared to the broader scope of […]

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