Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Patent

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2005-11-28


A method of protecting the intangible asset generated through research processes. It creates a temporary, state-conferred monopoly over the sale of a product by prohibiting the unlicensed entry of competitors.

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  • Morgan SG, Kozyrskyj A, Metge C, Roos NP. Pharmaceuticals: Therapeutic interchange and pricing policies. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2003. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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