A patent is an exclusive right conferred by the State for a limited period on a new invention, involving an inventive step and (industrial applicability / susceptible of industrial application / industrial application ability).

The patent is an industrial property title, aimed at relating that the functional and technical aspects of an invention. This title is awarded only temporarily, for a maximum period of 20 years.

In principle, the right to patent an invention corresponds to its inventor, since this invention meets the requirements of patentability.