What is a patent uspto
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The role of the USPTO is to grant patents for the protection of inventions and to register trademarks. The PTO serves the interests of inventors and businesses with respect to their inventions and corporate products, and service identifications. It represents the needs of inventors and companies in terms of their technologies and commercial goods, and recognition of operation. The PTO supports the nation's manufacturing and technical advances and stimulates the economy through the collection, registration and distribution of patent knowledge.