Definition of Patent. Meaning of Patent. Synonyms of Patent

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Definition of Patent

Patent
Patent Pat"ent, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patented; p. pr. & vb. n. Patenting.] 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.
Patent
Patent 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 lands. 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 that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, selling and importing an invention...
- of law, an invention is patentable if it meets the relevant legal conditions to be granted a patent. By extension, patentability also refers to the substantive...
- The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses...
- The Benz Patent-Motorwagen ("patent motorcar"), built in 1885, is widely regarded as the world's first production automobile, that is, a vehicle designed...
- A patent application is a request pending at a patent office for the grant of a patent for an invention described in the patent specification and a set...
- form of letters patent has evolved into the modern patent (referred to as a utility patent or design patent in United States patent law) granting exclusive...
- Patent leather is a type of coated leather that has a high-gloss finish. The coating process was introduced to the United States and improved by inventor...
- property laws to authorize a use (such as copying software or using a patented invention) to a licensee, sparing the licensee from a claim of infringement...
- 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 ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a medical condition in which the ductus arteriosus fails to close after birth: this allows a portion of oxygenated blood...
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