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A guide to information on patents and trademarks, patent searching, inventor resources and UW intellectual property resources.
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2014 URL: http://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/patents Print Guide

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Definitions & Concepts

What is a Patent?

A patent is a grant of property right by the government to an inventor preventing others from making, using, or selling an invention for a period of 20 years from application date.

Innovation

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    Key Information

    The most comprehensive source for U.S. patent and trademark information is the website of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office:

    Process for Obtaining a Utility Patent [flowchart]

     

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