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...
- 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...
- A biological patent is a patent on an invention in the field of biology that by law allows the patent holder to exclude others from making, using, selling...
- 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...
- Patentleft is the practice of licensing patents (especially biological patents) for royalty-free use, on the condition that adopters license related improvements...
- Patent infringement is the commission of a prohibited act with respect to a patented invention without permission from the patent holder. Permission may...
- business, patent trolling or patent ****ding is a categorical or pejorative term applied to a person or company that attempts to enforce patent rights against...
- 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...