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Bibliothèque - Polytechnique Montréal
2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal (Québec) H3T 1J4
Pavillon Lassonde, 7e étage
514 340-4666


Patents are "the exclusive legal right to make, use and sell an invention for a period specified by law" (Termium, 2007). Patents contain a detailed description of an invention and are a source of precious information and ideas. A company that ignores the existence of a patent might be spending unnecessary funds for research and development.

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