Definition of Patents

1. Noun. (plural of patent) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of patent) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patents

1. patent [v] - See also: patent

Medical Definition of Patents

1. Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patents

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patentability
patentable
patented
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patentees
patentese
patentholder
patentholders
patenting
patentless
patentlike
patently
patentor
patentors
patents (current term)
pater
pater familias
patera
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patereroes
patereros
paterfamilias
paterfamiliases
paternal
paternal age
paternal aunt
paternal aunts
paternal behaviour

Literary usage of Patents

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The prejudice which existed against patents as monopolies during the 18th ... The granting of patents to individuals or guilds was of very early origin and ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"704 patents Abstracts of patents are included under the appropriate divisions of the journal: ... The abstracts of US patents are prepared by Earl T. Ragan, ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"However, because the bill as drawn did not Identify that part of the land as to which the company's patents were Invalid, the decree of the Circuit Court In ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1917)
"patents Room Heating furnace and flues in the lower part; ... patents Room A stack drying-chamber with a rotary post for supporting and moving fruit trays. ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"The fact that defendants had licenses to use other patents under which they were manufacturing goods, does not give them the right to litigate their cause ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"International patents,—The International Convention for the protection of ... In addition to the works noted incidentally above, see Edmunds, patents ..."

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