PATENT

  • A patent is a government-granted monopoly that prevents others from using an invention for a period of 20 years, in return for the inventor’s disclosure about how the invention works

What Can Be Patented?

  • Patents cannot be obtained on natural substances or ideas
  • Patents can be obtained only on:
  1. A working process
  2. Machine
  3. Manufacture
  4. Composition of matter
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