Definition of patent right in English:

patent right

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  • The exclusive right conferred by a patent: one of the collaborators has agreed to waive its patent rights to the cowpea gene
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    • In principle, it is patent rights that confer property rights in innovations.
    • The first consideration prohibits an inventor from commercially exploiting the invention beyond the statutory grant of exclusive patent rights.
    • In the first case, the grant often comes with exclusive use clauses, patent rights, or is simply contract work.

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