PATENTS

WHAT IS A PATENT

  • Patent is an exclusive monopoly right given by the sovereign to an inventor for an invention
  • Exclusive monopoly to the inventor means to exclude any one from manufacturing, using or selling the invention during the period of the patent.(a negative right !)
  • For an invention to be patented, it should fulfill the criteria of the patent legal regime of a country
  • It is for a limited period of time (20 years)
  • To get the Patent the Inventor should disclose the invention full
  • This exclusive right is only in the country(ies) in which the patent is granted.

 

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