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Category-Subcategory: Patent-Secrecy Orders
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 order by the Commissioner of Patents that an invention be kept secret and to withhold the publication of an application or the grant of a patent due to national security concerns.

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Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority Sanctions
35 USC 181

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