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A patent (/ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/) is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem and is a product or a process. Patents are a form of intellectual property.
The procedure for granting patents, requirements placed on the patentee, and the extent of the exclusive rights vary widely between countries according to national laws and international agreements. Typically, however, a granted patent application must include one or more claims that define the invention. A patent may include many claims, each of which defines a specific property right. These claims must meet relevant patentability requirements, such as novelty, usefulness, and non-obviousness. The exclusive right granted to a patentee in most countries is the right to prevent others, or at least to try to prevent others, from commercially making, using, selling, importing, or distributing a patented invention without permission.
Under the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, patents should be available in WTO member states for any invention, in all fields of technology, and the term of protection available should be a minimum of twenty years. Nevertheless, there are variations on what is patentable subject matter from country to country.
So, I was out on the coast last week to handle a family matter I do almost every May. It involves cleaning up and placing flowers on gravestones. Fortunately, I was staying at a casino, so booze and blackjack followed. I don't, generally, watch television, but between the somber, serious work...
SCIENCE MARCHES ON: A Former Green Beret Rethinks the Standard-Issue Tourniquet: The story of U.S. Patent Number 9,168,044. The former Green Beret is Jeff Kirkham, InstaPundit reader, brother of sports car builder David Kirkham, and one of the founders of Black Rifle Coffee. -- via Glenn...
I have a torque limiting screwdriver distributed (not made by) through MAC Tools. Model TSM2-36. ((Stanley/Proto model 6106) has the same identical tool) I'm trying to find an assembly, or exploded view parts diagram. Searching Google finds nothing useful. The next thing I tried to find was a...
Allen's Patent Single Shot Pistol with Allen's Patent 1845 engraved on the hammer. 711 engraved on barrel. Hammer and trigger still functional. Not sure of caliber but I suspect a .32. Five notches on grip.