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What is a Patent? Parts 1-4

A patent is a limited monopoly that is granted in return for the disclosure of technical information. A patent is an intellectual property right which is granted as a territorial right for a limited period.

Patent rights make it illegal for anyone except the owner, or a third party with the owner’s permission, to make, use, import or sell the invention in the country where the patent was granted.

This downloadable PDF document details parts 1-3, along with part 4 detailing the UK application process including:

  • Maintaining patent rights
  • Enforcing patent rights
  • Patent marking
  • Patents as assets
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