quid pro quo

quid pro quo

クイド・プロ・クオ。ラテン語で「交換条件」「対価」を意味する。発明者は、特許を取得する代償としてその発明を完全に一般公開することが求められる。このように開示することを、特許による保護に対するクイド・プロ・クオという。

“Quid pro quo” means “this for that.” It is a phrase used to indicate that something is given in exchange for something else. In the case of patents, the exchange is that you disclose to the patent office, and therefore to the public, the great invention that you have made or are working on. In return, the government will give you a limited monopoly on your invention, for about 20 years, to keep competitors at bay.
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