Patents only last 20 years, so what?

The life of a patent is 20 years. 

This is great if it gives you sufficient time to make a return on your investment. 

Some innovations take a while before it is their ‘time’.

Take VW’s patent EP0913751B1 Autonomous vehicle and guiding method for an autonomous vehicle
Whilst useful and protecting great innovation this patent expired in 2018 before the market and hence value for the patent, took off. 

A blended approach to IP is important because you cannot just rely on one form of intellectual property protection. 

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