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.

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

  • If products were protected by patents or other intellectual property claims, the government could grant compulsory licenses (a procedure allowed by trade agreements to override monopoly rights on a patent, in return for compensation to rights owners; see Box 1) and permit rapid introduction of generic competition.

  • 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.

  • The year-end package celebrates "American innovators," arguing that the United States produces the best new ideas because it charges little for patents, doesn't punish business failure, and superbly transfers technology from the public sector to the private.

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