- the exclusive right granted by a patent, as on an invention.
Origin of patent right
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for patent right
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.Twenty Years of Hus'ling
J. P. Johnston
- the exclusive right granted by a patent
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