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How to obtain a patent for your ideas


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Researchers and intellectual-property specialists offer their tips for deciding which discoveries are worth patenting, and how to do the homework needed for success.

  1. Andy Tay
    1. Andy Tay is a science writer in Singapore.

Spinning off companies to exploit products and ideas developed at universities and research institutions can help to address societal challenges and make a real-world impact. Such moves can also be lucrative for scientists who are prepared to take their concepts into industry.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-03438-x

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