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Why is patent protected by law?

Giving inventors the exclusive right to license and sell their inventions gives them a chance at recouping the time and money they invested in creating it. In the case of phar (MORE)

When was the first US copyright and patent law passed?

The basis for US copyright law was established in the Constitution. For this reason Article 1 section 8 clause 8 is known as the "copyright clause".    "To promote the (MORE)

When diagnosed with 3c 4c 5c 6c bulging discs with severe head pain and pain in your neck radiating into shoulders left arm and tingling in your fingers what all can be done is there a pinched nerve?

If the disks are herniated (bulging is another term) the specific nerves causing your problems ARE being pinched/compressed by the disks - that's what happens when you herni (MORE)

How long is a new drug protected by patent laws after the patent is issued?

TRIPS agreement (applies to drugs after 1989) gives 20 year protection. Prior to that it was 16 years. In many jurisdictions, pharmaceutical patents are elegible for patent t (MORE)

How do you get a patent?

Contact a patent practitioner (patent agent or patent attorney) for assistance. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has lists and addresses of patent practitioners i (MORE)

Book Spotlight - In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett

In March 2015 we lost one of the world's greatest literary minds - Sir Terry Pratchett. Terry was suffering from Alzheimer's and fiercely campaigned to raise awareness of the (MORE)

Why do you get a patent?

A patent grants the holder the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention for the term of the patent. Patents (MORE)

What are patents?

A patent is a right, conferred by a government, to the exclusive right to the use of an invention. It lasts for a limited period of time, during which anyone who wants to use (MORE)

Why are patent and copyright laws written?

They are supposed to boost creativity in people and restrict you  from copying other inventions and works. Primarily, they give  exclusive rights to the authors, and bring t (MORE)