Biomedical Engineering: Patents

What's a Patent?

A patent is a grant of governmental authority of a right to exclude others from utilizing an invention except upon agreement with the originator or owner. Allowing an inventor a temporary monopoly encourages investment in technology development by reducing the risk that others will take free advantage. 

Christopher T. Hill "Patents"   The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern World. Ed Peter N. Stearns. Oxford University Press, 2008.  Marquette University.  29 December 2009 

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