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Intellectual property: protecting your inventions and ideas--part 2 of 3

Now let's say your volcano tissue-box holder spritzes analmost invisible layer of soothing cream onto the tissues as it"erupts" from the holder, keeping the tissue beneath itdry and sanitized. For this invention, you may be able to get autility patent. Utility patents protect the actual mechanical,chemical, computer or process design of an invention. (Whenapplying, you must include these design specifications with yourapplication.)

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