Medical, dental, nursing, and biomedical personnel often perform critical research that can lead to patents.
Similarly, patentable discoveries can be made during the normal course of medical practice, e.g., the development of new biocompatible polymers, improved dental materials, new or modified catheters, new laboratory diagnostic tests, and improved medical devices.
Many inventions may not be patented in federal organizations due to the lack of information available on the patenting process.
In this article, the financial benefits that can be derived from patenting inventions are discussed, as well as the different types of patents that can be obtained, the conditions for patentability, bars or restrictions to obtaining a patent, the importance of proper record keeping, and the steps to take toward getting an invention patented.
Mots-clés Pascal : Evolution, Homme, Brevet, Armée, Médecine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evolution, Human, Patents, Army, Medicine
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0387163
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 01/03/1996.