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Atchley, Russell, Waldrop & Hlavinka, LLP Texarkana, Texas
Atchley, Russell, Waldrop & Hlavinka, LLP Texarkana, Arkansas
Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers Sydney, Australia
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP Fresno, California
Dunlap Codding Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Formosan Brothers Taipei, Taiwan
Fowler Bell PLLC Lexington, Kentucky
Ganfer & Shore, LLP New York, New York
Goodman Allen Donnelly Richmond, Virginia
Haglund Kelley, LLP Portland, Oregon
Hanol Law Offices Seoul, South Korea
HJM Asia Law & Co LLC Guangzhou, China
HJM Asia Law & Co LLC Singapore, Singapore
Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. Roseland, New Jersey
MME Legal | Tax | Compliance Zurich, Switzerland
Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson APLC San Diego, California
Prince Yeates Salt Lake City, Utah
Rudolph Friedmann LLP Boston, Massachusetts
S Eshwar Consultants | House of Corporate & IPR Laws Chennai, India
Seth Dua & Associates Noida, India
Seth Dua & Associates New Delhi, India
Vukmir & Associates Croatia
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC West Virginia
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC Harrisonburg, Virginia
Widerman Malek, P.L. Daytona Beach, Florida
Widerman Malek, P.L. Melbourne, Florida
Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP Sacramento, California
Winder & Counsel, PC Salt Lake City, Utah

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A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the federal agency charged with administering patent laws, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maintenance fees. US patent grants are effective only within the US, US territories, and US possessions.

U.S. patent laws were enacted by Congress under its Constitutional grant of authority to protect the discoveries of inventors. In order to be patented an invention must be novel, useful, and not of an obvious nature. “Utility” patents are issued for four general types of inventions/discoveries: machines, human made products, compositions of matter, and processing methods.