Patent Basics - Module 1 of 5


Question 1

Which of the following U.S. government agencies is responsible for issuing patents?

Question 2

Which of the following is NOT a type of U.S. patent?

Question 3

Which of the following would be the most likely candidate for patent protection?

Question 4

Which of the following are NOT included in an issued utility patent?

Question 5

Which of the following are NOT included in an issued design patent?

Question 6

TRUE or FALSE: If a person significantly contributes to only one of 47 claims of a patent, she must nevertheless be listed as an inventor.

Question 7

Which of the following is the LEAST likely candidate for patent protection?

Question 8

A patent application claims a method of turning Martian soil into food. What would be the most likely basis for a Patent Examiner to reject the claim?

Question 9

Which of the following can NOT be used as prior art to reject a recently-filed patent application?

Question 10

Which of the following could be used as evidence in an attempt to convince a Patent Examiner that a patent claim is not obvious?