US Code Title 35 is U.S Patent Law.
Utility Patent- Issued for the invention of a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or a new and useful improvement thereof.
Design Patent- Issued for a new, original, and ornamental design embodied in or applied to an article of manufacture, it permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, or selling the design for a period of fourteen years from the date of patent grant.
Plant Patent- Issued for a new and distinct, invented r discovered asexually reproduced plant including cultivated sports, mutants, hybrids, and newly found seedlings, other than a tuber propagated plant
Provisional Application – may be filed without disclosure statement and it allows the term "Patent Pending" to be applied in connection with the description of the invention. It has a pendency lasting 12 months from the filing date whereafter it becomes abandoned when by operation of law.
Non Provisional- filed claiming benefit of the earlier provisional application filing date before the provisional application pendency period expires
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