Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 years ago

How did the patents encourage new inventions?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago
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    Should you come up with a new invention the official authorities would protect your rights to be the sole person to gain profits from using/selling it. In simple words, it guaranteed that you would be the only one offering an attractive new device/machine = profit.

    Remember that patents also expire after some time - this way society as a whole can embrace, use and upgrade the idea, without the inventor hogging it for too long.

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