A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor. Patents are granted for new, useful and non-obvious inventions for a period of 20 years from the filing date of a patent application, and provide the right to exclude others from exploiting the invention during that period.
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- What happens after I’ve submitted my application?
- How long does patent protection last?
- What are the intellectual property offices in Latin America?
- What protection would you have with a patent?
- What is a patent?
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- What is are Design Patents?
- Who May Apply For A Patent?
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