Example sentences for: patents

How can you use “patents” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • US drugs frequently fall to about one-third their original price when patents expire [12].

  • Information is the resource-extractive industry of the next century, and the concept of intellectual property --a term that dates back 150 years--comes up when individuals or companies assert a particular claim and embody it in the form of copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

  • Scientific breakthroughs tend to produce small start-ups firms that pioneer new methods of research and secure valuable patents.

  • The number of patents emerging from the program is also increasing, primarily from the development component of the program.

  • Many universities hope to strike it rich with patents, but this is as foolish as playing the lottery, since most “technology licensing offices” don't even cover their operating costs.


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