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  • A grant by a patent office giving the grantee the right to exclude others from practicing a claimed invention in the jurijurisdiction of the patent office.

    Robert M. Hunter, Ph.D. - Cite This Source - This Definition
  • provides the patent holder, or patentee, the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing an invention for 20 years from the date of the patent's issuance. A patent is a government-sponsored monopoly, designed to reward the inventor by providing him with incentive to risk time, effort, and money in developing new technologies. In order to earn patent protection, an invention must be

    • New
    • Useful
    • Nonobvious

    Patentable material includes machines, processes, man-made items, compositions of matter, and improvements on any of these items - for all intents and purposes, "anything under the sun produced by man," or the methods of such production.

    O.W.D. Law Offices - Cite This Source - This Definition
  • A grant by the federal government to an inventor of the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing a patented invention. Patents that cover structural or functional aspects of products, composition, and processes are utility patents. Other types of patents include design patents covering ornamental designs of useful objects and plant patents covering new varieties of living plants.

    Arnold Silverman and George Stacey - Cite This Source - This Definition
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