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Patents : Fast work

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By Barry Fox China and Britain are creating a quickie patent system. Instead of paying for a full-blown patent lasting 20 years, inventors can apply for a short-term patent that runs for just eight years. Applications are made to the registrar in Hong Kong, but the British Patent Office will carry out the search through previous patents and publications. This costs £600. The short-term patent is granted within a few months, instead of the usual few years. This provides quick and easy protection for new inventions, especially in consumer electronics,