Rights of patentees

A patent confers on its owner the following exclusive rights:[1]

  • If the subject matter of a patent is a product, to restrain, prohibit and prevent any unauthorized person or entity from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing that product;[2]
  • If the subject matter of a patent is a process, to restrain, prevent or prohibit any unauthorized person or entity from using the process, and from manufacturing, dealing in, using, selling or offering for sale, or importing any product obtained directly or indirectly from such process;[3] and
  • To assign, or transfer by succession the patent, and to conclude licensing contracts for the same.[4]

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