A Patent application should have the following characteristics:
* Invention (as opposed to a discovery)
* New (not yet published or made available to the public)
* Inventive 
* Protection max 20. years

It 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
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mbi_public
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Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:41:41 GMT
creator
dirkjan
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Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:41:41 GMT
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dirkjan
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creator
dirkjan