Protects an invention with a function(such as a machine, manufactured item, process, or chemical composition).
provisional patent application establishes an early filing date, but does not mature into an issued patent unless the applicant files a regular non-provisional patent application whithin one year.
design patent application protects an arnamental design for a manufactured item that doesn’t affect its function(such as a watch face plate).
Unfavorable prognosis to obtain an issed U.S. patent
Protecting products and processes Increasing turnover and profits Attracting investors Licensing Cross-licensing Blocking competitors Building reputation Identify and negotiate with a commercial partner for license or collaboration agreements Managing relationship with commercial partners What can