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A patent’s not a patent until it issues

on September 5, 2013

A patent is a set of rights granted by a country or state to exclude others from making, using or selling your invention for specified period of time – usually 20 years from the date of filing of the initial application. This monopoly is the quid pro quo to the inventor for sharing a complete description of the invention with the public. The aim of the patent system is to benefit society and foster innovation by providing future inventors with the benefit of your knowledge. The origins of modern patent rights trace their history back to the 14th and 15th centuries in Italy and England, although as far back as 3rd century in ancient Greece, records show that exclusive rights were granted to creators of unique culinary dishes for fixed periods.

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Left to Right: Ling Ting, John Capone, Paul Paolatto, Dan Sinai

WORLDiscoveries Expands Into China

on September 1, 2011

WORLDiscoveries is open for business in China.

The organization, a partnership between The University of Western Ontario, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, will open an office in the Jiangsu province in southern China in November. The office represents a new era in the organization, which has expanded to what is tentatively called WORLDiscoveries International.

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