A patent for an invention is granted by the United States Government to the inventor, giving the inventor the right for a limited period to stop others from making, using or selling the invention without the permission of the inventor. When a patent is granted, the invention becomes the property of the inventor, which – like any other form of property or business asset – can be bought, sold, rented or hired. Patents are generally intended to cover products or processes that possess or contain new functional or technical aspects; patents are therefore concerned with, for example, how things work, what they do, how they do it, what they are made of or how they are made. The term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application was filed. Patents issued by the United States are effective only in the United States and its territories and possessions.
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Patents protect a company’s research and development costs, which allows the company to capitalize those costs.
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For more information on patents see the United States Patent and Trademarks Home Page.