Patent Basics

Coursey, R. Stevan
January 2002
Venulex Legal Summaries;2002 Q1, p1
The article focuses on the patent system of the U.S. The patent system grants inventors exclusive rights to their inventions for a limited period of years. The periods of years depend upon the type of patent issued. Utility patents are commonly issued. The requirements to ensure patents for new inventions and improvements are discussed. The patent laws in the U.S. and that of the foreign countries are compared.


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