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 # Patent Overview: an introduction to the patent system # Patent Overview: an introduction to the patent system
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 +## Patent basics
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 +A patent is a legally enforceable right in a new and useful invention, product or process. It is granted by a government office, in a form of a document, upon application by an inventor or inventors. The document describes the invention and recognises its inventors. In Australia, patents are governed by the Patents Act 1990 and are granted by the Intellectual Property Office of Australia located in Canberra.
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 +**Video: [Protecting your product](https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=l9eRdOP_Fhg)**
  
 ## What is a Patent? ​ ## What is a Patent? ​
  
 Patents are governed by //Patents Act 1990// (Cth) (//PA//). A patent is a grant by the Crown (the Commonwealth government),​ which gives the owner of the patent the exclusive right to exploit an invention ('​exploit'​ means a right to prevent others using the invention). This exclusive right applies throughout the patent territory (territorially limited – Australia), for the duration of the patent. The period of protection provided by the patent depends on the type of patent. ​ Patents are governed by //Patents Act 1990// (Cth) (//PA//). A patent is a grant by the Crown (the Commonwealth government),​ which gives the owner of the patent the exclusive right to exploit an invention ('​exploit'​ means a right to prevent others using the invention). This exclusive right applies throughout the patent territory (territorially limited – Australia), for the duration of the patent. The period of protection provided by the patent depends on the type of patent. ​
-The most recent amendment to the patent legislation is the //​Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising The Bar) Act 2012// (Cth).+
  
 ### Examples of Granted Patents ### Examples of Granted Patents
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