Intellectual property,Patent
How to keep a patent in force ?
How does one keep a patent in force for the full patent term?
By  vasudha pasricha  |  30 May 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Rashi Gahlaut

A patent has to be maintained by paying the maintenance fees every year. If the maintenance fees is not paid, the patent will cease to remain in force and the invention becomes open to public. Anyone can then utilize the patent without the danger of infringing the patent.

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