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Dentistry and US/European Patents

Bijle Mohammed Nadeem Ahmed, Shankar Gouda Patil

Citation Information : Ahmed BM, Patil SG. Dentistry and US/European Patents. World J Dent 2011; 2 (2):163-166.

DOI: 10.5005/wjoud-2-2-163

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Around the world, systems of publication and patenting help ease the tension, but successful navigation of these systems requires a combination of awareness and strategic planning. It is not a simple task for the scientist to strike a balance between publication and protection of discoveries. Patent legislation gives legal protection to new inventions once they have been patented by their owners. A patent is a temporary monopoly granted to the owner in return for disclosure of the invention to the public. This article has provided some insight of US/European patents with regards to dentistry, and will promote a better understanding of the scope and impact of a patent disclosure, and the issued claims in the field of dentistry and medicine as far as US/European patent systems are concerned.

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