patents


patents
Used to protect the invention of a new product or process. A patent gives you the right to prevent others from making, using, importing or selling the invention without your permission.
See also patent

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


patents
Rights, granted to inventors by the federal government, pursuant to its power under Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the U.S. Constitution, that permit them to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a definite, or restricted, period of time.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


patents
Rights, granted to inventors by the federal government, pursuant to its power under Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the U.S. Constitution, that permit them to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a definite, or restricted, period of time.

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