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Category-Subcategory: Patent-Invention
Category Description: Patent is a property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor "to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States" for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.
Subcategory Description: An invention is any art or process (way of doing or making things), machine, manufacture, design, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, or any variety of plant, which is or may be patentable under the patent laws of the United States, in which the federal government owns or may own a right, title, or interest.

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Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority Sanctions
35 USC 205 35 USC 186
35 USC 187
48 CFR 27.302
48 CFR 27.305-4

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