Definition[edit | edit source]

U.S. patent law[edit | edit source]

The patent term is

[t]he life time of the patent. For applications filed on or after June 8, 1995, utility and plant patents are granted for a term which begins with the date of the grant and usually ends 20 years from the filing date of the application.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. USPTO, Glossary (full-text).
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