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.11-15 On January 2, 2011, David Corporation purchased a patent for $500,000. The remaining legal life is 12 years

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11-15 Patent amortization; patent defense
On January 2, 2011, David Corporation purchased a patent for $500,000. The remaining legal life is 12 years, but the company estimated that the patent will be useful only for eight years. In January 2013, the company incurred legal fees of $45,000 in successfully defending a patent infringement suit. The successful defense did not change the company's estimate of useful life
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Prepare journal entries related to the patent for 2011, 2012, and 2013.