Assume I create a "Swiss knife widget v1."
Do I own a "copyright" on the widget? What does a copyright protect?
Assuming I do have a copyright on the widget, if another company copies my widget exactly and starts manufacturing it, can I stop them from making it?
In this case, do I also need to apply for a a patent to protect my creation? What is the difference between a copyright and a patent in the US?
I am only talking about tangible items like hardware.