Patent meaning

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Patent means protected by a government issued right allowing someone to make and sell a product or service for a certain amount of years without anyone being allowed to copy it.

An example of patent is a protection afforded to the makers of Converse All Star sneakers.

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Patent is defined as to obtain a right to the producing and selling of a product that also stops anyone from copying it.

An example of patent is to contact the United States Patent and Trademark Office to get such a right.

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The definition of a patent is the right from the federal government to produce and sell something for a certain number of years without anyone copying it.

An example of patent is a protection against copying the production method used to create M&Ms.

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An exclusive right or title.
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Obvious; plain.

A patent injustice.

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Patent leather: a varnished, high-gloss leather typically used for shoes and accessories.
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Relating to or being a nonprescription drug or other medical preparation that is protected by a trademark.
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Relating to or being a nonprescription drug or other medical preparation that is protected by a trademark.
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Of high quality. Used of flour.
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To obtain a patent on or for (an invention, for example).
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To invent, originate, or be the proprietor of (an idea, for example).
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To grant a patent to or for.
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Open to all; generally accessible or available.
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Obvious; plain; evident.

A patent lie.

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Open or unobstructed.
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Produced or sold as a proprietary product.
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New, unusual, individual, etc.
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(bot., zool.) Spreading out or open; patulous.
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An official document open to public examination and granting a certain right or privilege; letters patent; esp., a document granting the exclusive right to produce, sell, or get profit from an invention, process, etc. for a specific number of years.
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Public land, or title to such land, granted to a person by letters patent.
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Any exclusive right, title, or license.
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To grant a patent to or for.
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To secure exclusive right to produce, use, and sell (an invention or process) by a patent; get a patent for.
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An exclusive right, given to a person or company by the U.S. government, that lets the person or company “exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” a particular product or a specific process in the United States or importing the product or process into the United States. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants a patent for a period of 17 years. Patent holders may apply for a renewal of their patent in certain cases. There are three types of patents: A utility patent may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, or article of manufacture, or creates any new useful improvement. A design patent is given for a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. A plant patent may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and reproduces any distinct and new variety of plants. Accounting regulations call for the value of a patent to be amortized over its useful life, which may be less than the legal life of 17 years. If a patent has to be defended in court in a patent infringement suit, it is added to the acquisition cost of the patent.
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Obvious; manifest; apparent; clear; evident, as in “the contract had a patent ambiguity.” See also latent ambiguity. Pronounced PAY-tint.
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Intellectual property protection for inventors of products that are deemed novel, useful, and not obvious to one reasonably skilled in that particular art. A United States patent prevents others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling an invention throughout the United States or from importing the invention into the United States. In order to receive United States patent protection, which extends for 20 years from application, the invention must be submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for examination. United States patent law protects not only physical devices, but also software, mathematical algorithms, business processes, and other inventions that involve the use of a computer. Note: The first patent issued in the United States was U.S. Patent No. 1X, Method of producing pot ash and pearl ash, issued to Samuel Hopkins on July 31, 1790, and signed by G.Washington. See also intellectual property.
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A declaration issued by a government agency declaring someone the inventor of a new invention and having the privilege of stopping others from making, using or selling the claimed invention; a letter patent.
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A specific grant of ownership of a piece of property; a land patent.
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To successfully register an invention with a government agency; to secure a letter patent.
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That is a patent ductus arteriosus.

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Those claims are patent nonsense.

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(of flour) That is fine, and consists mostly of the inner part of the endosperm.
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Open; unconcealed; conspicuous.
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Open to public perusal; said of a document conferring some right or privilege.

Letters patent.

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Protected by a legal patent.

A patent right; patent medicines.

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Origin of patent

  • Middle English document granting a right short for (lettre) patent open (letter) from Old French (lettre) patente from Latin patēns patent- open present participle of patēre to be open petə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short form of Anglo-Norman lettre patente, "open letter", from Latin littera patens.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin patens (“open, lying open"), present participle of patere (“to lie open").

    From Wiktionary