adjective pa·tent [peyt-nt] /ˈpeɪt nt/ (for 10, 12-15)
verb (used with object)
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The team has one patent granted and one pending for their technologies, she adds.Xesto is a foot scanning app that simplifies shoe gifting|Natasha Lomas|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Later he worked at a public company in the patent licensing space.‘Valuations had shifted’: What a private equity acquisition means for legacy media|Kayleigh Barber|November 19, 2020|Digiday
When Solovine and Habicht left, it was just Einstein and Besso, walking home together from the patent office, discussing the nature of space and time and, as always, Mach.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
The number of patent applications that concern AI, for instance, has roughly doubled from 30,000 to 60,000 in the past 15 years, and AI-related inventions now account for 15% of overall applications.
Though ABS had invested heavily in the development of this technology, it did not seek a patent, allowing competitors to gain access.The secret weapon for distributing a potential covid-19 vaccine|Joanna Radin|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The polygraph, which uses a range of measurements including blood pressure, was patented by Leonarde Keeler in 1931.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A man named Herbert Gilbert patented one back in 1963 that heated a nicotine solution and produced steam.
By some estimates, 40 percent of human genes have been patented, and every single one of those patents was at stake in this case.
Their idea, developed in the late 1940s and patented 60 years ago this fall, turned out to be ahead of its time.
On a less crucial note, how does Jenni Ching get bloodstains out of her patented white leather jumpsuit?Must Reads: Kennedy, Sontag and Paris, ‘A Partial History of Lost Causes,’ ‘City of Bohane,’ ‘Flatscreen’|Lauren Elkin, Mythili Rao, Drew Toal, Nicholas Mancusi|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But Mill might have said the same thing about the price of a music box, provided it was properly patented, anywhere at all.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
A machine for making percussion caps was patented by John Abraham in 1864.
Fancy silk buttons, with worked figured tops, were patented by Wm. Elliott, in 1837.
Many years afterwards precisely similar bits for boring wood were patented as new things, and are still used.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Machines for cutting files and rasps were patented by Mr. Shilton, Dartmouth Street, in 1833.
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