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Patent – A government authority or licence conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.
Intellectual property rights are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time.