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Civil Engineering: Patents

What is a patent?

Intellectual Property Office says:

"A patent protects new inventions and covers how things work, what they do, how they do it, what they are made of and how they are made. If a patent application is granted, it gives the owner the ability to take a legal action under civil law to try to stop others from making, using, importing or selling the invention without permission. This may involve suing the alleged infringer through the courts, which is costly and time consuming because it involves expert legal advice. The patent owner needs to be able to pay for this civil legal action and advice themselves, although they may get some costs back if they win their case."

Google Patent Search

Google Patent Search

Patent Organizations

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

NPC (National Paralegal College) Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights web site offers a wide legal information about;

  • Intellectual Property,
  • Copyrights,
  • Trademarks,
  • Patents,
  • Trade secrets

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