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pat·ent·ed

 (păt′n-tĭd)
adj.
1. Characteristic of, unique to, or originated by a particular person or group: Throughout the campaign, the candidate refuted his rival's criticisms with a series of patented responses.
2. Protected or conferred by a patent or letters patent: a patented process.
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patented

(ˈpeɪtəntɪd)
adj
(Law) law covered by a patent
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Adj.1.patented - (of devices and processes) protected by patent; "they are patented inventions"
proprietary - protected by trademark or patent or copyright; made or produced or distributed by one having exclusive rights; "`Tylenol' is a proprietary drug of which `acetaminophen' is the generic form"
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Translations
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References in classic literature ?
But I suppose it is all humbug, like so many other patented articles."
As the core technologies evolve, incremental improvements and varying applications should be patented to form a "picket fence"of patent protection around the core technologies.
First, patent laws aim to prevent copying or imitation of patented inventions, and thus complement competition policies in that they tend to promote fair market behavior.
But that cash has to come from somewhere--namely, the pockets of those who buy the patented item.
patent gives the patent owner a right to exclude others from making, using, selling or importing a patented product, manufacturing process or a method of use into the U.S.
In 2016, the two companies jointly patented a strain of barley that improved the taste of beer and allows for a more energy-efficient brewing process.
Put simply, a patent gives a patent holder the right to exclude others from the use of a patented invention.
There is almost no limit to the kind of subject matter that can be patented as long as it is new, novel (non-obvious) and useful.
A patent owner has a right to use his invention or utility model by any means not contrary to the law, to assign the patent and to authorize third parties from using its patented invention or utility model.
The chemistry and pharmaceutical industries, for instance, have relied on patents to exclude others from using patented technologies, providing a period of monopoly and an opportunity for extra profit.