Intellectual property: Patent
What is a patent?
A patent is a government authority or license conferring a right or title for a
set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or
selling an invention.
Patent application process
Step 1 : Search patent databases
Step 2 : Decide which type of patent
Step 3 : Application is checked and published.
Step 4 : Examination
Step 5 : Acceptance and grant
Step 6 : Pay annual fees
Type of patents:
A standard patent gives long-term protection and control over an invention.