Definition of Patent. Meaning of Patent. Synonyms of Patent
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Definition of Patent
PatentPatent Pat"ent, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patented; p. pr. & vb.
To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to
secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to
patent public lands. PatentPatent Pat"ent, n. [Cf. F. patente. See Patent, a.]
1. A letter patent, or letters patent; an official document,
issued by a sovereign power, conferring a right or
privilege on some person or party. Specifically:
(a) A writing securing to an invention.
(b) A document making a grant and conveyance of public
Four other gentlemen of quality remained
mentioned in that patent. --Fuller.
Note: In the United States, by the act of 1870, patents for
inventions are issued for seventeen years, without the
privilege of renewal except by act of Congress.
2. The right or privilege conferred by such a document;
hence, figuratively, a right, privilege, or license of the
nature of a patent.
If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her
patent to offend. --Shak.
Meaning of Patent from wikipedia
- A patent
is a form of intellectual property
the legal right
to exclude others
from making, using, selling
- of law, an invention
if it meets
the relevant legal conditions
to be granted
. By extension, patentability
to the substantive...
- form of letters patent
into the modern patent
(referred to as a utility patent
or design patent
in United States patent
- The United States Patent
and Trademark Office
(USPTO) is an agency
in the U.S. Department
that issues patents
- A patent
is a set of rights granted
by a government
to an inventor. Patent
may also refer
to: Letters patent
, a type of legal instrument issued
by a monarch...
- A software patent
is a patent
on a piece
of software, such as a computer
program, libraries, user interface, or algorithm. A patent
is a set of exclusionary...
- The Benz Patent
in 1885, is widely regarded
as the world's first production
automobile, that is, a vehicle
- Patent ductus arteriosus
(PDA) is a medical condition
the ductus arteriosus fails
to close after
birth: this allows
- A patent office
is a governmental
or intergovernmental organization which controls
. In other
words, "patent offices
laws to authorize
a use (such as copying software
invention) to a licensee, sparing
from a claim
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