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What is apatent? 1 Featureof a patent 2 Three main types of patent 4 Patent vs. Intellectual Property 3 Overview of patent application 5 Table of Contents
What Is a Patent? A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state (national government) to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof. ? ? ? ?
Featuresof a Patent ★ Exclusivity One invention can only be granted with one patent, and without the permission of the patent holder, no person is allowed to make, market, use, import, etc this patent. Otherwise, it will be regarded as a patent infringement. ★ Territory The effectiveness of a patent is somewhat limited to certain country or regions, with no restraining force on other country or region, if a patent is granted in certain country according to the patent law in that country or region. ★ Temporality The protection term of a patent is limited, which is 20 years in the United States.
Patent vs. Intellectual Property ★ Patent falls within the scope of IP (Intellectual property) which includes copyright, trademark, patent, industrial design right and trade secrets. ★ Intellectual property is a creation that comes from a mind. It may be formed through written expression, inventions, art, music, films, photographs and even as a business symbol. While patent is a method to protect an invention.
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What is Patentable? To gain a valid patent, your invention must meet all the criteria below: Tip: We made a special PPT on the topic of “Can We Patent” before, hence, for more information, you may refer to that feature by clicking here… Thanks!
Patent Cooperation Treaty ★ The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international patent law treaty, which provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states. ★ A patent application filed under the PCT is called an international application. It is another most important international treaty in the field of patent after Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
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