Patent is a right that has existed since the XIV and XV century, for example, country Italy and English. The nature of the granting of this at the time it is for the founded creation but preferred to draw experts from abroad with the intention that the experts settled in the countries invited so that they develop the skills of each country of the inviter and aims to promote citizen/resident country concerned.
So the patent or copyright it is as a sort of “consent to settle”. So different from the understanding of the term was in use today. In the sixteenth century held regulations granting patents the findings i.e. in countries Venice, England, Holland, Germany, Australia, etc.
Patent is part of intellectual property rights, which belong to the category of patents is the industrial property rights (industrial property rights). Intellectual property itself is a part of the objects, i.e. objects intangible (immaterial objects). Understanding objects in juridical is everything that can be the object of copyright. While that may be the object of copyright is not only tangible but also intangible.
Patents are exclusive rights granted to a person on requesting to others to the person who creates a new product, new ways of working, new improvements of the product or of the workings. Patents granted to protect invest field of technology.
Patent granted for a limited period of time and the goal is to prevent others, including independent inventors of the same technology, using the invention in the patent protecting period, so inventor (patent holder) economic benefit worth over invent.
Instead, the patent holder must publish all the details of the invent protection so that at the expiration of the patent, the information relating to invent freely available to the public. Most patents are protected for 16-20 years.
An ongoing debate involves the issue of patenting of medicines. On the one hand, drug companies may have little incentive to invention of new products in the absence of patent protection and exclusive rights attached to it often lead to higher drug prices.
In developing countries, the income level of the country is still lower than the industrialized countries, patenting of medicines is a real problem, which has led to some countries (e.g. India) completely circumvent patent protection in the field of medicine.
“Latent (latent) is a Latin word which means veiled while opponents of latent word are “patent (patent)” which means ‘open’. Meaning open the patent is related to the invention for which a patent. All secrets related to the invention must be described in a patent specification document.
At this stage of the announcement, information regarding the proposed invention the patent was announced to the public by way of placing it on the official news patents.
Before deciding to apply for a patent, inventors must first consider the advantages and disadvantages of the patent protection. To obtain a patent the inventor must disclose all the secrets invent including examples of how best to carry out the invention are set forth in the patent specification filed. If the inventor does not intend to reveal any secret invent. As an alternative, inventors can seek other forms of protection, such as trade secrets.