A patent is a right granted by law to the inventor that prevents others from making, using, importing, or selling the invention.
A patentable invention can be a product or a process that gives a new technical solution to a problem. It can also be a new method of doing things, the composition of a new product, or a technical improvement on how certain objects work. Once it is granted, the term of a patent is 20 years from the Date of Filing while it is 10 years term for a simple patent/utility model, subject to the payment of annual fees.
Once you register a patent, apart from using the patent to prevent others from exploiting your invention, you can employ it to raise funds for your business, license it to third parties for commercial returns or sell the patented invention.
An invention is patentable when in general, it must satisfy three keys of criteria:
The following is not a patentable invention: An invention of a method for the treatment of the human or animal body by surgery or therapy, or of a diagnosis practiced on the human or animal body. An invention that could encourage offensive, immoral or anti-social behavior, even if it satisfies the key criteria for patents.
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