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  • He never patented his ideas and they were not taken further by him.
  • Letters patent were granted which continued the style of the city over the greater area.
  • The number following the country is the number of known patents in their records.
  • This is particularly true in the fast-growing area of business method patents.
  • The development of the standard itself took less time than the patent negotiations.
  • The owner of a patented claim can put it to any legal use.
  • An immediate commercial use of his patent has not been reported.
  • Thus, they have no need for rights to practice other companies' patents.
  • He finally published and patented the idea later in that year.
  • The University wanted to change the agreement so that they would also have commercial rights to the patent.
  • The land granted by the original patent was often sold to the new settlers.
  • They felt that such a discovery could bear significant commercial value and would be entitled to patent protection.
  • The rule at the time was that land should be purchased from the Patent.
  • He decided to seek help from the US Congress to protect his patent.
  • The total number may be incomplete and additional countries still may hold patents unknown.
  • Actually, none of his several radar-image-related patents actually had that goal.
  • By then, the Bell company no longer wanted to sell the patent.
  • A patent may include many claims, each of which defines a specific property right.
  • Software patents are controversial in the software industry with many people holding different views about them.
  • City status was temporarily lost until new letters patent were issued in November of the same year.
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Meaning of patent

  • noun A document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
  • noun An official document granting a right or privilege
  • verb Obtain a patent for
    Should I patent this invention?
  • verb Grant rights to; grant a patent for
  • verb Make open to sight or notice
    His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him