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What is a Patent?

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A Patent is a United States Government granted right that allows you to exclude all others from making your invention in the U.S., and/or from using it in the U.S., and/or from offering it for sale and/or selling it in the U.S., and/or from importing it into the U.S.  Thus, your protection in the United States is absolute.  For a Utility Patent, the right is for 20 years from the date of filing.  For a Design Patent, the right is for 14 years from the date of issuance of the Patent.


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