A [[Patent]] has the following uses:
* A possibility to obstruct a competitor
* A way to make money (licensing)
* Formalization of an asset of your company
* Standardization
* PR Value

A patent is:
* ''Innovative''
** A technical solution for a technical problem
* ''New''
** Not part of the prior art
** Patent system is intended to reward an inventor to disclose his invention to the public
** Inventor should not be rewarded for telling us something we already new
* ''Inventive''
** Not obvious to a skilled person in the light of prior art
** Skilled person? Difficult to define
* ''Industrially applicable''
** If it can be made or use in any kind of industry, including agriculture
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dirkjan
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Fri, 08 Apr 2011 12:20:37 GMT
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dirkjan
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dirkjan