Example sentences for: patents

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

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

  • Soon, the establishment companies realize they need the new research technology and patents, and the small firms realize they need economies of scale to keep producing successful drugs.

  • But many of the best researchers also have jobs that require them to work for industry, where the protection of innovation via trade secrets and patents is the norm, and for equally good reason: Business cannot turn a profit if all its improvements are instantly appropriable by others.

  • Between 1790 and 1984, only 1.5 percent of those receiving patents were women, notes Sabra Chartrand in the New York Times . From 1984 to 1996, that increased to 9.2 percent.

  • He entered into a partnership with Almy and Brown to erect “perpetual card and spinning” machines, otherwise known as the Arkwright patents.


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