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patent protectionnoun [U]

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laws that ​protect a ​person or a ​company that has ​created a new ​product or way of doing something, by ​stopping anyone else from ​copying or using it for a particular ​period of ​time: apply for/extend/grant patent protection The ​biotechnologyfirm said it was ​applying for ​patentprotection for the discoveries. Previous ​drugs lostpatentprotection and ​succumbed to ​copycatcompetition.
(Definition of patent protection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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