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Patents protect inventions. A grant of patent runs for a term of 20 years provided the periodic renewal fees are paid. Patents are granted by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) or European Patent Office (EPO).

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Patents protect inventions. A grant of patent runs for a term of 20 years provided the periodic renewal fees are paid. Patents are granted by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) for which the inventor or legal owner of the invention can apply.

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