Patent

A patent (t or t) is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem and is a product or a process.{rp|17} Patents are a form of intellectual property. The procedu...
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patent

(pa´tәnt) open, unobstructed, or not closed. apparent, evident.
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patent

[adj] - (of a bodily tube or passageway) open 2. [n] - an official document granting a right or privilege 3. [n] - a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention 4. [v] - grant rights to 5. [v] - obtain a patent for 6. [v] - make open to sight or notice
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Patent

• (a.) A letter patent, or letters patent; an official document, issued by a sovereign power, conferring a right or privilege on some person or party. • (a.) Spreading; forming a nearly right angle with the steam or branch; as, a patent leaf. • (a.) Open to public perusal; -- said of a document conferring some right or privilege; as,...
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patent

noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
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patent

adjective (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; `patent ductus arteriosus`
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Patent

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Patent

Pat'ent (păt' e nt or pāt' e nt) adjective [ Latin patens , -entis , present participle of patere to be open: confer French patent . Confer Fathom .] 1. ( Oftener pronounced pāt' e nt in this sense ) Open;...
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Patent

Pat'ent noun [ Confer French patente . See Patent , adjective ] 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 t...
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Patent

Pat'ent transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Patented ; present participle & verbal noun Patenting .] To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to p...
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patent

1. ... 2. Open to public perusal; said of a document conferring some right or privilege; as, letters patent. See Letters patent, under 3d Letter. ... 3. Appropriated or protected by letters patent; secured by official authority to the exclusive possession, control, and disposal of some person or party; patented; as, a patent right; patent medicines...
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patent

1) adj. obvious. Used in such expressions as a "patent defect" in an appliance. 2) n. an exclusive right to the benefits of an invention or improvement granted by the U.S. Patent Office, for a specific period of time, on the basis that it is novel (not previously known or described in a publication), "non-obvious" (a form which anyone in the field ...
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Patent

A Canadian-type bet consisting of seven bets on all the permutations of three selections. The bet splits into three singles, three doubles and a treble. You only need one bet to be come in to get some return.
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Patent

A document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention. See also: Inventor.
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Patent

A form of legal protection for intellectual property that is useful and novel. A software routine that performs a useful and novel function is patentable, as is a hardware device that also does so. Patent law is not to be confused with copyright law and trademark law (legal protection for two different forms of intellectual property).
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Patent

A government grant giving an inventor the exclusive right to make or sell his/her invention for a term of years.
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Patent

A government grant of temporary monopoly rights on innovative processes or products.
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patent

a government grant to an inventor of the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention, usually for a limited period. Patents ... [12 related articles]
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Patent

A grant by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that allows the patent owner to maintain a monopoly for a limited period of time on the use and development of a new innovation. The USPTO grants three types of patents: utility patents for useful, new, inventions that are not obvious to those in the field; design patents for new and original ...
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Patent

A legal document issued by a federal government that grants exclusive rights for the production, sale and profit from the invention of a product or process for a specific period of time. Patents also grant the right to prevent others from copying the invention.
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Patent

A legal document issued by the United States to the inventor. The inventor, as the owner of the patent, has the right to exclude any other person from making, using, or selling the invention covered by the patent anywhere in the United States for 17 years from the date the patent was issued; A document issued to an inventor by the U.S. Patent and T...
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Patent

A multiple bet consisting of 7 bets involving 3 selections in different events. A single on each selection, plus 3 doubles and 1 treble.
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PATENT

A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the Patent and Trademark Office. The term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maint...
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patent

A patent is a passive – protective right limited in time and geographically. The granting of a patent to an inventor does not, in itself, allow the inventor to practice the invention. Rather, it enables the patentee to prohibit others from commercially exploiting the invention for a certain period of time and in a defined geographical area. A pat...
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Patent

A patent is granted under the Patents Act 1977 by the Patent Office to the owner or owners of an invention (the patentee) which is novel, inventive and capable of industrial application. It can cover machines, products and processes. It gives the owner the exclusive right for 20 years from application to make, use, sell, import or licence the inven...
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