Broadway Corporation was granted a patent on a product on January 1, 2001. To protect its patent, the corporation purchased on January 1, 2012 a patent on a competing product which was originally issued on January 10, 2008. Because of its unique plant, Broadway Corporation does not feel the competing patent can be used in producing a product. The cost of the competing patent should be
a. amortized over a maximum period of 20 years.
b. amortized over a maximum period of 16 years.
c. amortized over a maximum period of 9 years.
d. expensed in 2012.