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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 ?
Ideo, domni, coram stryga demonstrata, crimine patente, intentione criminis existente, in nornine sanctoe ecclesioe Nostroe- Domince Parisiensis quoe est in saisina habendi omnimodam altam et bassam justitiam in illa hac intemerata Civitatis insula, tenore proesentium declaremus nos requirere, primo, aliquamdam pecuniariam indemnitatem; secundo, amendationem honorabilem ante portalium maximum Nostroe-Dominoe, ecclesioe cathedralis; tertio, sententiani in virtute cujus ista styrga cum sua capella, seu in trivio vulgariter dicto
Los notarios ejercen como tales, a virtud de una patente.
002 (oito mil e dois) depositos de patente na area.
A Agencia de Inovacao da UFPR atualmente nao dispoe de profissionais especializados para a busca de anterioridade e redacao da patente, sendo que a responsabilidade e transferida aos pesquisadores da universidade.
Algunos trabajos muestran teoricamente que cuando la investigacion es secuencial y se basa en innovaciones previas, patentes mas fuertes pueden desalentar invenciones posteriores (Merges y Nelson, 1990; Scotchmer, 1991) y que el traslapo de derechos de patente puede llevar a la "tragedia de los anti comunes", un caso de subexplotacion de recursos intelectuales debido a la proliferacion de derechos de veto sobre su uso (Heller y Eisenberg, 1998).
Dentro de los principales indicadores destacan los referentes a recursos financieros, humanos, bibliometricos, patente, e innovacion.
La dimension institucional y de gobernanza integrada al regimen juridico publico transversaliza al sistema de patente, tanto en sus etapas de existencia como en el ejercicio de las posiciones conferidas.
No que diz respeito a atividades de patenteamento, houve um crescimento acentuado na quantidade de pedidos de patente depositados no INPI nos ultimos anos.
Este punto es importante, ya que un aumento del registro de patentes puede tener un impacto diferente sobre el crecimiento economico de los paises dependiendo del origen de la patente.
Las presentaciones comerciales genericas tienen un costo reducido comparado al producto comercial de patente; sin embargo, ante la incertidumbre del funcionamiento de ciertos medicamentos genericos y la aparente falta de efectividad y aumento de toxicosis, el grueso de los veterinarios siguen utilizando la presentacion de patente con la cual han tenido mayor experiencia.
En 2001, Brasil presento un llamado a consulta contra Estados Unidos por considerar que este pais incurria en practicas discriminatorias que afectaban el libre comercio, en la medida en que se impedia la fabricacion de medicamentos fuera de Estados Unidos, si alguna patente involucrada en el producto se habia inventado con ayuda federal en el pais (34).