What is a plant patent?

Answer Patents are issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and come as one of three types: utility, design and plant. Patent protection cost and duration depends on the patent type.Coverag... Read More »

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Is there a patent on an airplane plant?

One species of the airplane plant, also known as the spider plant, is pending approval for patent. The scientific name of the plant is Chlorophytum comosum and the specific cultivar under the paten... Read More »

Is there a patent on the artemisia plant?

Artemisia is a diverse genus of herbs with over 400 species. There is no overall patent on artemisia plants, however, certain cultivars, such as "Golden Phoenix" and "Oriental Limelight," have pate... Read More »

What is the difference between patent attorneys and patent agents?

Patent attorneys and patent agents both help inventors process patent applications, but only attorneys can represent inventors in litigation or legal transactions.The Role of Patent AttorneysAttorn... Read More »

Do patent agents need to be admitted to the patent bar?

Patent agents must be admitted to the patent bar in order to represent inventors. They are required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to pass an exam showing they have necessary legal, scient... Read More »