A patent is an intellectual home product launch right that gives the holder, not an operating right, but a right to prohibit the use by a third party of the innovative ideas patented invention, from a specified date and for a limited duration (normally twenty years).

Some countries could at the time of registration concern a "provisional patent" and might grant a "grace period" of a single 12 months which avoids the invalidity of the patent to an inventor who disclosed his invention just before filing a patent in a non-confidential basis with the benefit of permitting speedy dissemination...