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 type of intellectual property
the legal right
to exclude others
from making, using, or selling
for a limited...
- of law, an invention
if it meets
the relevant legal conditions
to be granted
. By extension, patentability
to the substantive...
- Letters patent
(Latin: litterae patentes
) (always in the plural) are a type of legal instrument
in the form of a published written order issued
by a monarch...
- States, a design patent
is a form of legal protection granted
to the ornamental design
of an article
of manufacture. Design patents
are a type of industrial...
- 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...
- Patent leather
is a type of coated leather
that has a high-gloss finish. The coating process
to the United States
- business, patent trolling
****ding is a categorical
to a person
to enforce patent rights
- A patent office
is a governmental
or intergovernmental organization which controls
. In other
words, "patent offices
- Patent infringement
is the commission
of a prohibited
act with respect
to a patented invention without permission
from the patent
- The Patent Cooperation Treaty
(PCT) is an international patent
law treaty, concluded
in 1970. It provides
a unified procedure
for filing patent
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