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Optometry and Vision Science Research Guide: Patents, Standards and Codes

Research resources and information for vision science.

What is a patent?

Patents apply to newly developed technology as well as to improvements on products or processes. Patents provide a time-limited, legally protected, exclusive right to make, use and sell an invention. In this way, patents serve as a reward for ingenuity.

University of Waterloo patent guidance and expertise

Additional patent resources