patent protection

patent protection
patent protection patent protection protection

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patent protection UK US noun [U] LAW
laws that protect a person or a company that has created a new product or way of doing something, by stopping anyone else from copying or using it for a particular period of time: apply for/extend/grant patent protection »

The biotechnology firm said it was applying for patent protection for the discoveries.

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Previous drugs lost patent protection and succumbed to copycat competition.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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