- (often initial capital letters) a governmental agency that administers and regulates patents and trademarks, in the U.S. forming a division of the Department of Commerce.
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That press, on which he worked in London, is now in the Patent-office at Washington.The Printer Boy.
William M. Thayer
The patent-office is in the same building with the post-office.Travels Through North America, v. 1-2
Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
The first thing is, to get up a model to send to the Patent-Office, and get a patent on it.Phaeton Rogers
I have met with others in the H-street and Patent-office hospitals.The Wound Dresser
Wandering about through the Patent-office I also found a hospital for soldiers.North America, Volume II (of 2)
- a government department that issues patentsAbbreviation: Pat. Off