PATENT Definition

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PATENT is a legal form of protection that provides a person or legal entity with exclusive rights to exclude others from making, using, or selling a concept or invention for the duration of the patent. There are three types of patents available: design, plant, and utility.

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ERROR is unintentional misstatements or omissions in financial statements. Errors may involve mistakes in gathering or processing accounting data, incorrect estimates from oversight or misinterpretation of facts, and mistakes in application of principles relating to amount, classification, presentation or disclosure.

REPLACEMENT RESERVE FUND, in real estate, is a fund set aside for replacement of common property in a condominium, PUD, or cooperative project; particularly that which has a short life expectancy, such as carpeting and furniture.

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