adjective pa·tent [peyt-nt] /ˈpeɪt nt/ (for 10, 12-15)
verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for patent
Because it’s a biological product, it can’t be patented or sold for a profit.Why we don’t know if convalescent plasma works to treat Covid-19|Katherine Ellen Foley|August 28, 2020|Quartz
In the early days, it was very important to not publish so that we could get all of our patents, which is ultimately what value here is built on.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 27, 2020|Freakonomics
That September, he filed patent application 143,805, “Art of Compiling Statistics.”
The patent does not guarantee that Cansino’s vaccine will ultimately prove successful.China just issued its first COVID vaccine patent. What it means for the vaccine race|Grady McGregor|August 18, 2020|Fortune
The patent application reflects a high level of technical sophistication.The U.S. Postal Service is seeking a patent for voting by phone|Jeff|August 17, 2020|Fortune
Having received a patent on the technology in 1986, Hull founded 3D Systems to commercialize his discoveries.
Language from the patent mandates that the technology be used with “hearing device, headphones, ear buds, or headsets.”
The day ends in Iowa, of all places, with a one-sentence entry: “Christian K. Nelson took out a patent on the Eskimo Pie.”
Despite its patent fallacy, the impact of the “Christian Nation” revisionist history on American attitudes is substantial.
Other companies (or patent trolls) might not be so benevolent.
She was no longer a duchess by patent; she was a queen by right of inheritance; she was now to be a power among the great.The Puppet Crown|Harold MacGrath
A patentee who assigns his patent cannot, when sued for infringement, contest the validity thereof.Practical Pointers for Patentees|Franklin Cresee
Miss Corelli knows these things, of course, for they are patent to the world; but she allows zeal to run away with judgment.My Contemporaries In Fiction|David Christie Murray
The complete method (of which the multiple line of approach is the expression) is the antithesis of the special or patent method.The Principles of Language-Study|Harold E. Palmer
What variations may be claimed or covered by the patent consistently with unity of design.
British Dictionary definitions for patent
- a government grant to an inventor assuring him the sole right to make, use, and sell his invention for a limited period
- a document conveying such a grant
- an official document granting a right
- any right granted by such a document
- a grant by the government of title to public lands
- the instrument by which such title is granted
- the land so granted