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  1. Subpatents are a system introduced in 1919 NE by the Western Sector
  2. government to allow companies to easily license the rights to patents
  3. as if they owned the patent.
  4. Subpatent names are formatted as `IMPORTANCE-SECTOR-SECTIONS-NUMBER`.
  5. `IMPORTANCE` may be one of:
  6. - `V` / Vital :: Important in all circumstances
  7. - `E` / Essential :: Important during galaxy-wide emergency
  8. - `N` / Normal :: Important during shortages
  9. - `X` / Extraneous :: Not vital in any circumstance
  10. `SECTOR` may be the abbreviation of any sector. Common are `E` and `W`
  11. for East and West.
  12. `SECTIONS` is a `/` separated list of sections, which may be:
  13. - `FO` :: Flooring
  14. - `MA` :: Materials
  15. `NUMBER` is the number of the subpatent, which is a linearly
  16. increasing integer starting at 1. The number is used to discriminate
  17. subpatents with the same importance/sector/sections fields.
  18. [[!template id=tl t="[[5000NE|dims/deceiver/5k]]"]]