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A patent is the right, permit, or license granted by an authority organization, usually a government, giving title or a right for a determined period of time established by law. This grant provides sole rights to the invention or property and bars all others from unauthorized making, using, or selling of the patented property. A biological patent is a patent on a property or invention in the field of biology. A gene patent, which falls within the scope of biological patents, is a patent on a single isolated gene sequence and its composition, possible changes made to the sequence in order to make it applicable to a specific process or end use, and the technology and the process involved in its acquisition or use. The ...

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