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A patent is a legal right granted by the government to an inventor that prevents others from producing their invention without permission. Patents, which are typically given for 20 years, have a life expectancy of less than 20 years if the item becomes outdated or changes in technology.

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In this blog post, we will discuss how long patents should last and what can happen when they expire early! Keywords: Patent Life Length, Patent Life, Length of a Patent Other Tags: Patents, 20-year patent life expectancy, expiration date for patents. *In this blog post I will discuss how long patents should last and what can happen when they expire early! *Patent is a legal right granted by the government to an inventor that prevents others from producing their invention without permission. The length of a patent varies depending on if it’s classified as standard or nonstandard (a term used in the United States). A typical patent has a lifetime of five years but extensions may be applied for up to seven total years. Expiration happens at any time after twenty four months have passed since filing because US law states that “any unpatented article shall be

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