Whats is a patent?

The patent for an invention is the tool used by legal systems to ensure the owner of the right the exclusive use of the invention for a certain period of time.

The patent is an apparent paradox of the free market as it sanctions and protects a monopoly situation. However, patent protection is foreseen by all modern legal systems as it is also the engine of the innovation process. In fact, the entrepreneur / inventor achieves a competitive advantage over his competitors only if he can exclusively exploit the invention itself.

If there is no possibility of exclusive use, or patent protection, the incentive for innovation would cease.

Types of patents

The Italian Patent
The European Patent
The Utility Model Patent