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Employment & Environment:
Patent:
Overview

Intro:
- patent is a government-granted exclusive right to use, make, or sell an invention
- processes, machines, products, compositions, improvements upon these, new plant varieties
- NOT: printed matter, naturally occurring substances, ideas, or scientific principles

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Employment & Environment:
Patent:
Elements of Patentability

Elements of Patentability
- involves patentable subject matter
- it is useful
- it is novel
- it is non-obvious

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Employment & Environment:
Patent:
Filing

- requires filing with US Government
- filed within one year of creation
- priority to "first to file"

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Employment & Environment:
Patent:
Length

- 20 years from date of filing
- design patent is 14 years from date of filing

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