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Sherwood Corporation incurred $68,000 of R&D costs in its laboratory to develop a patent that was granted on January 2, 2019. Legal ices and other costs associated with registration of the patent totaled $13,600. Sherwood estimates that the economic life of the patent will be 8 years. What amount should Sherwood charge to patent amortization expense for the year ended December 31, 2019?

  1. a. $0
  2. b. $800
  3. c. $1,700
  4. d. $10,200

To determine

Calculate the amortization expense of patent for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Explanation

Patent: Patent is a right that is exclusively granted by the Government to an individual or firm to process or design, to make, use or sell its invention for a limited period. It protects the right of the inventor from doing so by any other individual till the granted period expires.

Patent is an identifiable intangible asset and it is acquired with a limited useful life of 20 years. Hence, it is amortized over its useful life.

Calculate the amortization expense of patent as follows:

Amortization expnes = 

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