patent office

  1. (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.

Words Nearby patent office Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use patent office in a sentence

  • The Narrowness of Computer IntelligenceThere are some folks who seem to think that I’m saying that “Humans are always going to be special” or “Close the patent office—there’s a limit to what tomorrow’s inventors can invent!”

  • All appeals must be taken from the patent office within a year, or a shorter period, if one has been fixed in a decision.

  • The patent office is the only institution in the world that does not know the meaning of the phrase 'room temperature'.

    The Professional Approach | Charles Leonard Harness
  • I explained how I was going to handle the case to make sure we got a good, broad patent application into the patent office.

    The Professional Approach | Charles Leonard Harness
  • It will probably find its way to the museum of the National Institute in the new patent office at Washington.

    The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft

British Dictionary definitions for Patent Office

Patent Office

/ (ˈpætənt) /

  1. a government department that issues patents: Abbreviation: Pat. Off

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