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Standards and patents: General

Standards and Patents: Guide Description

This guide helps you to find information resources available in or via Lappeenranta Academic Library on topics of standards and patents.

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General

What is a standard?

Standardization means creating agreed ways of doing something. It's purpose is to simplify the work of authorities, facilitate trade, and make consumers' everyday lives easier. Standardization increases product compatibility and safety, protects the consumer and the environment, and facilitates domestic and international trade. A product manufactured according to standards is accepted in the international markets. Using standards removes barriers to trade. (Finnish Standards Association, SFS ry)

 

What is a patent?

A patent is an exclusive right, which means that only you can exploit your invention. This refers to commercial exploitation, such as making, selling, using and importing the invention. Patents protect intellectual property in the same way as fences, locks and insurances protect your material property. You can sell your patent or license someone to commercially utilize the patented invention. (PRH, 2015)

The newest knowledge is available only in patents in many technical sciences. The patent specification has closely definite form.

The description is the part of patent specification where are technical details of the invention so closely that professional can use that invention. The drawings of the invention are also the part of the description.

The claim defines the parts of inventions which want to be protected by the patent. There are shortly described the technical problem which want to be resolved and how to be fixed it in the abstract.

Read more information from patens and patenting from The Finnish Patent and Registration Office's  (PRH) webpage The ABC of patenting.

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