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Patents

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A patent is an exclusive right granted by a government to an inventor that allows him or her to prevent others from making, using, selling or importing an invention.

The invention can be a product (a towel), a composition (a chemical substance used in fabrics for a towel), an apparatus (a machine for making towels), a process (a method of making towels) or an improvement of any of these.

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