patent period


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patent period

[′pat·ənt ‚pir·ē·əd]
(medicine)
The period of an infective disease during which the causative agent can be detected.
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A global platform purpose built to manage the asset over the 20-year patent period would provide visibility, efficiency and velocity, and save millions of dollars.
The first is a product patent where the drug molecule is patented, and no competitors can manufacture the molecule till the patent period is over.
Once the patent period is up, anyone can use, copy, and produce it.
Generic drugs - medicines produced to pharmacologically identical formulae as the original drugs, but after the patent period has expired - are widely seen to be one of the pillars of the provision of affordable, first-class health care to the broadest possible number of patients.
1 million oocysts and resulting in a total oocyst production of the 5 day patent period of 12.
The amount of advertising necessary to build significant brand loyalty for Prozac, for example, undoubtedly was less than it would have been had Prozac faced competition during the patent period.
Drugs developed and patented by any pharmaceutical company can be produced generically by other competent companies once the patent period ends.