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patent right

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noun
  1. the exclusive right granted by a patent, as on an invention.
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Origin of patent right

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for patent right

Historical Examples

  • But I can tell you one thing before you begin; if it's a patent-right, there's no money in it.

    Tom Sawyer Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Sometimes Dan was late, and explained that it was his patent-right man had kept him.

    April Hopes

    William Dean Howells

  • Watt's patent-right expired in 1800, and from that time the Cornish engineers were free to make engines after their own methods.

  • Of all cases arising under the patent-right or copyright laws of the United States.

  • I asked the patent-right man what commission he would allow if I would find a customer.


British Dictionary definitions for patent right

patent right

noun
  1. the exclusive right granted by a patent
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