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A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued in the United States by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A patent gives the Inventor, or his/her assignee, the right to exclude all others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States, its territories and possessions, for a limited time. There are three types of patents: utility patents, design patents and plant patents.