patent office

noun
  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.
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Examples from the Web for patent office

Historical Examples of patent office

  • 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

    Rossiter Johnson

  • I have met with others in the H-street and Patent-office hospitals.

    The Wound Dresser

    Walt Whitman

  • Wandering about through the Patent-office I also found a hospital for soldiers.


British Dictionary definitions for patent office

Patent Office

noun
  1. a government department that issues patentsAbbreviation: Pat. Off
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