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pat·ent

 (păt′nt)
n.
1.
a. A grant made by a government that confers upon the creator of an invention the sole right to make, use, and sell that invention for a set period of time.
b. Letters patent.
c. An invention protected by such a grant.
2.
a. A grant of publicly owned land, particularly to a homesteader.
b. The official document of such a grant.
c. The land so granted.
3. An exclusive right or title.
adj.
1.
a. Protected or conferred by a patent or letters patent: a patent right.
b. Of, relating to, or dealing in patents: patent law.
2. (also pāt′nt) Obvious; plain: a patent injustice. See Synonyms at apparent.
3. (pāt′nt) Biology
a. Not blocked; open: a patent duct.
b. Spreading open; expanded: patent sepals.
4. Relating to or being a nonprescription drug or other medical preparation that is protected by a trademark.
5. Of high quality. Used of flour.
tr.v. pat·ent·ed, pat·ent·ing, pat·ents
1. To obtain a patent on or for (an invention, for example).
2. To invent, originate, or be the proprietor of (an idea, for example).
3. To grant a patent to or for.

[Middle English, document granting a right, short for (lettre) patent, open (letter), from Old French (lettre) patente, from Latin patēns, patent-, open, present participle of patēre, to be open; see petə- in Indo-European roots.]

pat′ent·a·bil′i·ty n.
pat′ent·a·ble adj.

patent

(ˈpætənt; ˈpeɪtənt)
n
1. (Law)
a. a government grant to an inventor assuring him the sole right to make, use, and sell his invention for a limited period
b. a document conveying such a grant
2. (Law) an invention, privilege, etc, protected by a patent
3. (Law)
a. an official document granting a right
b. any right granted by such a document
4. (Law) (in the US)
a. a grant by the government of title to public lands
b. the instrument by which such title is granted
c. the land so granted
5. a sign that one possesses a certain quality
adj
6. (Law) open or available for inspection (esp in the phrases letters patent, patent writ)
7. obvious: their scorn was patent to everyone.
8. (Law) concerning protection, appointment, etc, of or by a patent or patents
9. proprietary
10. (Physiology) (esp of a bodily passage or duct) being open or unobstructed
11. (Biology) biology spreading out widely: patent branches.
12. (Ceramics) (of plate glass) ground and polished on both sides
vb (tr)
13. (Law) to obtain a patent for
14. (Law) (in the US) to grant (public land or mineral rights) by a patent
15. (Metallurgy) metallurgy to heat (a metal) above a transformation temperature and cool it at a rate that allows cold working
[C14: via Old French from Latin patēre to lie open; n use, short for letters patent, from Medieval Latin litterae patentes letters lying open (to public inspection)]
ˈpatentable adj
ˌpatentaˈbility n
Usage: The pronunciation (ˈpætənt) is heard in letters patent and Patent Office and is the usual US pronunciation for all senses. In Britain (ˈpætənt) is sometimes heard for senses 1, 2, and 3, but (ˈpeɪtənt) is commoner and is regularly used in collocations like patent leather

pat•ent

(ˈpæt nt; for 10,12-15 ˈpeɪt-; esp. Brit. ˈpeɪt-)
n., adj., v. -ent•ed, -ent•ing.
n.
1. the exclusive right granted to an inventor to manufacture or sell an invention for a specified number of years.
2. an invention or process protected by this right.
4. the instrument by which the U.S. government grants title to public land.
adj.
6. protected by a patent.
7. dealing with patents: patent law.
8. readily open to notice; evident; obvious.
9. made of patent leather.
10. Chiefly Bot. expanded or spreading.
11. open; unobstructed, as a bodily passage.
v.t.
12. to obtain a patent on.
13. to grant (public land) by a patent.
[1250–1300; (adj.) Middle English < Latin patent- (s. of patēns), present participle of patēre to stand wide open; (n.) Middle English, short for letters patent, translation of Medieval Latin litterae patentēs open letters]
pat′ent•a•ble, adj.
pat`ent•a•bil′i•ty, n.
pat′ent•a•bly, adv.

patent


Past participle: patented
Gerund: patenting

Imperative
patent
patent
Present
I patent
you patent
he/she/it patents
we patent
you patent
they patent
Preterite
I patented
you patented
he/she/it patented
we patented
you patented
they patented
Present Continuous
I am patenting
you are patenting
he/she/it is patenting
we are patenting
you are patenting
they are patenting
Present Perfect
I have patented
you have patented
he/she/it has patented
we have patented
you have patented
they have patented
Past Continuous
I was patenting
you were patenting
he/she/it was patenting
we were patenting
you were patenting
they were patenting
Past Perfect
I had patented
you had patented
he/she/it had patented
we had patented
you had patented
they had patented
Future
I will patent
you will patent
he/she/it will patent
we will patent
you will patent
they will patent
Future Perfect
I will have patented
you will have patented
he/she/it will have patented
we will have patented
you will have patented
they will have patented
Future Continuous
I will be patenting
you will be patenting
he/she/it will be patenting
we will be patenting
you will be patenting
they will be patenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been patenting
you have been patenting
he/she/it has been patenting
we have been patenting
you have been patenting
they have been patenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been patenting
you will have been patenting
he/she/it will have been patenting
we will have been patenting
you will have been patenting
they will have been patenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been patenting
you had been patenting
he/she/it had been patenting
we had been patenting
you had been patenting
they had been patenting
Conditional
I would patent
you would patent
he/she/it would patent
we would patent
you would patent
they would patent
Past Conditional
I would have patented
you would have patented
he/she/it would have patented
we would have patented
you would have patented
they would have patented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patent - a document granting an inventor sole rights to an inventionpatent - a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
2.patent - an official document granting a right or privilege
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.patent - obtain a patent for; "Should I patent this invention?"
procure, secure - get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
2.patent - grant rights to; grant a patent for
register - record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions
3.patent - make open to sight or notice; "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Adj.1.patent - (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
unobstructed - free from impediment or obstruction or hindrance; "an unobstructed view"
2.patent - clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view"
obvious - easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; "obvious errors"

patent

noun
1. copyright, licence, franchise, registered trademark He had a number of patents for his inventions.

patent

adjective
1. Easily seen through due to a lack of subtlety:
Translations
بَراءَة الإخْتِراعيَحْصَل على بَراءَة الإخْتِراع
patentdát si patentovat
patentpatenterepatentrettighed
szabadalmaztatszabadalom
einkaleyfifá einkaleyfi
lakiniai bataipatentaspatentuotaspatentuotiužpatentuotas
patentētpatentētspatents
oczywistyopatentowaćpatentskóra lakierowana
dať si patentovať
patentpatentini almak

patent

[ˈpeɪtənt]
A. ADJ
1. (frm) (= obvious) → patente, evidente
2. (= patented) [invention] → patentado
B. Npatente f
patent applied for; patent pendingpatente en trámite
to take out a patentobtener una patente
C. VTpatentar
D. CPD patent agent Nagente mf de patentes
Patent and Trademark Office N (US) = Patent Office patent law Nderecho m de patentes
patent leather Ncharol m
patent medicine Nespecífico m
patent office Noficina f de patentes
Patent Office N (Brit) registro de la propiedad industrial
patent rights NPLderechos mpl de patente

patent

[ˈpeɪtənt]
nbrevet m (d'invention)
a patent for sth → un brevet pour qch
modif [application] → de brevet; [protection] → des brevets patent infringement, patent law
vtfaire breveter
to be patented [invention] → être breveté(e)
adj [lie, nonsense] → patent(e), manifestepatent infringement ninfraction f au droit des brevetspatent law ndroit m des brevetspatent leather ncuir m verni

patent

nPatent nt; patent applied for or pendingPatent angemeldet; to take out a patent on somethingetw (acc)patentieren lassen
vtpatentieren lassen; is it patented?ist das patentrechtlich geschützt?
adj
(= obvious)offensichtlich
(= patented) inventionpatentiert; he’s got his own patent method of doing it (fig)dafür hat er seine Spezialmethode; his patent remedy for hangovers (fig)sein Patent- or Spezialrezept gegen Kater

patent

:
patent application
patent attorney
nPatentanwalt m/-anwältin f

patent

:
patent holder
nPatentinhaber(in) m(f)
patent leather
nLackleder nt; patent shoesLackschuhe pl

patent

:
patent medicine
npatentrechtlich geschütztes Arzneimittel
Patent Office
nPatentamt nt

patent

[ˈpeɪtnt]
1. adj (obvious) → evidente, palese
2. nbrevetto
to take out a patent on sth → far brevettare qc
3. vtbrevettare

patent

(ˈpeitənt) , ((American) ˈpӕ-) noun
an official licence from the government giving one person or business the right to make and sell a particular article and to prevent others from doing the same. She took out a patent on her design; (also adjective) a patent process.
verb
to obtain a patent for; He patented his new invention.
patent ˈleather shoes noun
shoes made of shiny leather.

pa·tent

n. patente, producto de marca autorizada o derecho exclusivo;
___ medicinemedicina de ___;
a. patente; accesible; abierto-a.
References in classic literature ?
Jo hardly knew her own MS again, so crumpled and underscored were its pages and paragraphs, but feeling as a tender patent might on being asked to cut off her baby's legs in order that it might fit into a new cradle, she looked at the marked passages and was surprised to find that all the moral reflections--which she had carefully put in as ballast for much romance--had been stricken out.
It was for sale as were also the coat hang- ers, patent suspender buttons, cans of roof paint, bottles of rheumatism cure, and a substitute for cof- fee that companioned the honey in its patient will- ingness to serve the public.
I have been so busy on my stabilizer patent that I haven't kept up with current literature.
You know the saloon is one of them patent houses you can take to pieces, and I've been reckoning you boys will have to pitch in and help me to take the whole shanty over to the laurel bushes, and put it up agin Kearney's cabin.
Among those ancestral people there is a young man, dressed in the very fashion of to-day: he wears a dark frock-coat, almost destitute of skirts, gray pantaloons, gaiter boots of patent leather, and has a finely wrought gold chain across his breast, and a little silver-headed whalebone stick in his hand.
His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates.
After long hesitation and uncertainty they paid twenty-five cents for a big package of insect powder--a patent preparation which chanced to be ninety-five per cent gypsum, a harmless earth which had cost about two cents to prepare.
That reminds me to remark, in passing, that the very first official thing I did, in my adminis- tration -- and it was on the very first day of it, too -- was to start a patent office; for I knew that a country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab, and couldn't travel any way but sideways or backways.
Jour printer by trade; do a little in patent medi- cines; theater-actor -- tragedy, you know; take a turn to mesmerism and phrenology when there's a chance; teach singing-geography school for a change; sling a lecture sometimes -- oh, I do lots of things -- most anything that comes handy, so it ain't work.
She was one of those people who are infatuated with patent medicines and all new-fangled methods of producing health or mending it.
I will myself put the diamond chain round your neck, and the circlet on your forehead,--which it will become: for nature, at least, has stamped her patent of nobility on this brow, Jane; and I will clasp the bracelets on these fine wrists, and load these fairy- like fingers with rings.
Crupp delighted to prepare it (chiefly, I believe, because it was not intended for the purpose, being a shaving-pot, and because there was a patent invention of great price mouldering away in the pantry), he professed so much emotion, that I could joyfully have scalded him.

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