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[pat-n-tee or, esp. British, peyt-]
  1. a person, group, or company that has been granted a patent.
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Origin of patentee

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at patent, -ee
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Historical Examples

  • A patentee is one who owns a patent, or an interest in one, be he the inventor or not.

    Practical Mechanics for Boys

    J. S. Zerbe

  • These, including the attorney's fee, should not cost the patentee more than $50.

  • There are three classes of persons in whom the patentee can vest an interest of some kind.

  • In this way the patentee can quite often double or treble the receipts from his invention.

  • The patentee should endeavor to get the manufacturer to guarantee thatp.

British Dictionary definitions for patentee


  1. a person, group, company, etc, that has been granted a patent
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