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How can I tell if a patent application is for a utility or design patent?

Asked by pallen123 (1514points) November 20th, 2012

I’m looking at a US patent application and don’t see any obvious indication that it’s a utility or design application. Any suggestions on how to determine?

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I don’t think applications for design patents are published. If granted they are published with a number preceded by a ‘D’.

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