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 type of intellectual property that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a limited...
- 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...
- 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...
- Patent infringement is the commission of a prohibited act with respect to a patented invention without permission from the patent holder. Permission may...
- 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 patent attorney is an attorney who has the specialized qualifications necessary for representing clients in obtaining patents and acting in all matters...
- The European patent with unitary effect, more commonly known as the unitary patent, is a new type of European patent in advanced stage of adoption which...
- 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...
- A patent office is a governmental or intergovernmental organization which controls the issue of patents. In other words, "patent offices are government...
- starting from the filing date of the patent application or from the date of grant of the patent. In most patent laws, annuities or maintenance fees have...