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A guide to information on patents and trademarks, patent searching, inventor resources and UW intellectual property resources.
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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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.



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    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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