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They raise questions about what will happen to society when its most basic notions about the distinctions between animate and inanimate objects are blurred, as human life becomes just another commodity to be bought and sold on the open market.

For example, in the 1981 decision of Diamond v.

Plant patents are granted for the invention and asexual reproduction of a new and distinct variety of plant, including mutants and hybrids.

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.

Reduction to practice occurs when the way in which the invention works is readily demonstrable.

If drawings are omitted, the commissioner of patents can require that they be submitted within two months from the time that the inventor receives notice.

Patents can be extended for up to five years under limited circumstances, including interference proceedings proceedings to determine the priority of an invention , secrecy orders, and appellate review.