- A full-on patent application for a US utility patent covers the actual invention of a system or method to do something novel. It includes the following distinct sections:
- References depicting a prior art search
- A set of claims
- A design patent protects the esthetic design of a device, and nothing else. Design patents are fully defined with line drawings depicting the device with 7 views: 3D/isometric, top, front, left, right, bottom, back.
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