Appropriated or protected by letters patent; secured by official authority to the exclusive possession, control, and disposal of some person or party; patented; as, a patent right; patent medicines.
Spreading; forming a nearly right angle with the steam or branch; as, a patent leaf.
A letter patent, or letters patent; an official document, issued by a sovereign power, conferring a right or privilege on some person or party.
A writing securing to an invention.
A document making a grant and conveyance of public lands.
The right or privilege conferred by such a document; hence, figuratively, a right, privilege, or license of the nature of a patent.
To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to patent public lands.
A government grant that gives inventors exclusive right of making, using, or selling the invention.
a written document that allows an inventor exclusive rights to make, use, or sell an invention for a number of years
A numeric distinction granted to an invention, process, etcetera by the US Patent Office. A patent gives exclusive rights, or a monopoly, to the inventor forproduction, use, sale, and profit. In regard to dietary supplements, a patent signifies only that aproduct is unique, not that it is effective. The US Patent Office does not test effectiveness.
A form of legal protection giving monopoly rights over exploitation of an invention for 20 years.
The grant of an exclusive right to manufacture and market an invention for a specified time, based on a novel idea that provides a solution to a specific technological problem. See intellectual property rights (Sec. I).
provides legal protection of new inventions, processes, machines and original designs, as well as distinct new varieties of plants. Originality, novelty, utility and "nonobviousness" are taken into consideration when granting a patent. A patent prohibits the making, using, selling or importing of the invention without the owner's permission. Patents typically run for 20 years from the date of filing, although different terms may apply to different types of patents.
When applied to genetics, the government regulations or requirements conferring the right or title to an individual or organization to genes if there has been substantial human intervention.
issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; grants a temporary monopoly on the use and development of an invention
A government grant that gives an inventor the right, for a limited period, to stop others from making, using or selling an invention without the owner's permission. In return for this right, the applicant must disclose how the invention works.(FR:Brevet, IT:Brevetto )
Official documents protecting the exclusive right to manufacture an item and exploit its use.
A patent is a legal, public document granting an intellectual property right to the patent holder. At the same time the information relating to the invention is made public, thereby enhancing the public good and protecting the rights of the inventor.[See FAQ; Intellectual Property
Government permission given to an inventor granting him/her the exclusive right to make or sell his/her invention for a term of years.
A patent is a form of IP often used for protecting inventions or processes with industrial application. Any IP can be considered an intangible asset in a business sale and add value to your business.
the exclusive right given to an inventor to produce, or to authorize others to produce, a new product or process.
The exclusive right to make, use or sell an invention or a process for a specific period of time.
A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, usually granted for 20 years. The right conferred by the patent grant is to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention.
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1. A specification concerning the designs or manufacture of something which is protected and secured for the exclusive profit of the designer or inventor for a limited number of years. 2. A publication, issued by such an office, which give details of designs and processes.
A legal title granting its holder the exclusive right to make use of an invention for a limited area and time by stopping others from, among other things, making, using or selling it without authorization.
The exclusive right, granted by the government, to make use of an invention or process for a specific period of time, usually 14 years. see also intangible asset, royalty.
A document issued to an inventor, detailing ownership, rights and the nature of the invention.
Right to hold a legal monopoly on the manufacture or sale of a invention, granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).
A document issued to an inventor by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Contains a detailed description of what the invention is and how to make or use it and provides rights against infringors.
The legal right to the proceeds from and control over the use of an invented product or process, granted for a fixed period of time, usually 20 years. Patent is one form of intellectual property that is subject of the TRIPS agreement.
A rule that protects the ownership rights of someone or a company to make, use or sell his/her invention and prevents others from doing so.
exclusive right to market an invention: an exclusive right officially granted by a government to an inventor to make or sell an invention.
A title granted to protect an invention, generally for a twenty-year period.
A patent is a right granted for any device, substance, method or process, which is new, inventive and useful.
the process by which an individual is granted land by government conveyance.
A federal or state government conveyance of public lands to a private party.
A patent provides exclusivity in marketing a product. The patent life is the time during which a patent is in force and the product's manufacturer has exclusive marketing rights. The length of a patent for a drug is 20 years which is longer than for other products. The effective patent life for a drug may actually be shorter than 20 years depending on the time between discovery and market launch that is needed for safety and efficacy testing, clinical trials, and FDA approval for marketing.
The ultimate stage of holding a mineral claim in the United States, after which no more assessment work is necessary because all mineral rights have been earned.
A government authority or license to a particular individual or organisation conferring a right or title for a set period, particularly the sole right to make use, or sell some invention.
A document issued for the purpose of granting public lands to an individual.
An instrument issued by the government conveying the title of land from the public domain to private ownership. See also Homestead.
A barrier to entry that grants exclusive use of the patented product or process to the inventor.
An exclusive right granted by the federal government for a period of 20 years to make a particular product or use a specific process or design.
an exclusive right which is granted by government to an inventor for the manufacture, use or sale of a product for a specified period of time.
A right that entitles the patent holder, within the country which granted or recognizes the patent, to prevent all others for a set period of time, from using, making or selling the subject matter of the patent.
Government protection that forbids other people from making and selling someone's invention. Patents last for 20 years.
A document or instrument making a conveyance of public lands; also the land so conveyed. The patentee was the person to whom the land was granted.
A deed or conveyance out of the Sovereignty of the Soil (such as the Republic of Texas) to the first owner. A government grant of public lands.
A grant of a right to exclude others from making, using or selling one's invention which includes the right to license others to make, use or sell the invention.
An exclusive right granted by the government to an inventor for exclusivity to their invention.
Exclusive right granted by the Federal government which allows inventors to profit from their inventions for twenty years from the date of application. Use the "Back" button at the top of your screen to return to the previous screen.
Document defining rights conferred by the grant, but often used to mean any published specification.
(utility, letters, design, plant) â€“ a grant by a government to an inventor giving the latter the right to exclude others for a limited period of time for making, using, or selling the invention.
A form of protection that can be granted by the government for an invention; gives exclusive rights of an invention to its inventor for 20 years.
A document issued by the Patent office that purports to give an inventor the exclusive right to make use and sell an invention as specified in the claims of that patent. A patent, which is the mature form of a patent application, consists of drawings of the invention, a specification explaining it, and claims which define the scope of exclusivity.
The abbreviated terms for letters patent - in its most general sense a document issued by a government conferring some special right or privilege. The specific attributes of novelty of the item for which a patent sought are called claims. A patent gives the inventor the exclusive privilege of using a certain process or of making, using and selling a specific product or device for a specified period of time.
The protection of an invention that is susceptible of industrial application, is new and involves an inventive step. It is a personal property right and consequently may be assigned, licensed or charged by way of mortgage. Close
A government grant giving exclusive rights to the inventor to make, use or sell an invention for a period of 20 years from the date when a patent application is filed. Patents are granted for products and processes that are considered new, workable and ingenious - that is, novel, useful and inventive - or for useful improvements to some existing invention.
a temporary grant of monopoly rights over an invention
a federal government grant that gives an inventor exclusive rights to his or her invention
An exclusive right granted to its owner by the federal government to manufacture and sell a machine or device, or to use a process, for 20 years.
means a grant from the Crown in fee simple, also referred to as freehold patents. The patent cannot be terminated by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, except for voluntary surrender or non payment of mining lands taxes. Also see Mining Act R.S.O. 1990 section 1. Also see "Leasehold patent". A leasehold patent and a fee simple patent are not the same.
A published, legal document that is the result of a formal filing for the property right granted by a sovereign nation; gives the holder thereof the exclusive right to exclude others from the manufacture, use, import and sale of an invention for a period of years; or if the invention is a process, of the right to exclude others from using or conducting the process, also for a period of years.
A patent is a government grant that gives an inventor the right, for a limited period, to prevent others from making, using or selling an invention without the owner's permission.
A grant by the federal government to an inventor of the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing a patented invention. Patents that cover structural or functional aspects of products, composition, and processes are utility patents. Other types of patents include design patents covering ornamental designs of useful objects and plant patents covering new varieties of living plants.
Protection of a unique and beneficial design and invention.
The exclusive right to manufacture, use or sell a specific product granted to its owner (and often creator) by a specific country. Usually known as a utility patent (unlike a design patent), it has a lifetime of twenty years.
A government grant of temporary monopoly rights on innovative processes or products.
A legal declaration of rights to ownership for an invention within a national jurisdiction and issued by the government of that nation.
In return for disclosing an invention to the public, an inventor is awarded an exclusive right to the benefits of the invention by the U.S. Patent Office for twenty years from the date of the patent application. The patent grants the patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or offering to sell the invention throughout the U.S., or importing the invention into the U.S., and if the invention is a process, the right to exclude others from using, selling, or offering to sell throughout the U.S., or importing into the U.S., products made by that process. (35 U.S.C. 154.)
A legal right allowing an inventor to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention, a design or a plant for a stated length of time.
A "patent" is a document issued by a national government granting the patentee the exclusive right to manufacture, use or sell the invention described in the patent for a prescribed interval of time. After that interval of time has expired, the invention is "on the public domain", which means that it is free for anyone to use without payment to the patentee. Click HERE to see more information on patent and patent application information.
The exclusive right to use documented intellectual property in producing or selling a particular product or using a process for a designated period of time.
Grant of land from a government to an individual.
(n) The "right to exclude others from making, using, or selling . . ." a product, granted by the federal government for a period of 17 years. The patenting process was developed to encourage the free and prompt disclosure of technical advances. Patents often require specialized graphics as supporting documentation.
The exclusive right of an inventor to make, use, or sell his invention for a period of years. A patent is an intangible asset that may be depreciated over its remaining life. The sale of a patent usually results in long-term capital gain treatment.
government document making it illegal to copy someone's invention
A grant of land from the United States Government.
An exclusive right to exploit an invention commercially, granted for a limited term in return for public disclosure of the invention. See also innovation patent and standard patent.
Protects certain inventions having a utilitarian function. The owner of a patent has rights superior to all subsequent inventors, but for a limited term of 20 years (17 years for patents issued prior to June 8, 1995). The rights to an invention are not protected from use by others unless a patent is obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A patent contains full public disclosure of the invention. Very few games are patented.
A government grant giving the right to exclude others from making, using or selling an invention.
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. Inventions that are conceived or developed as part of a sponsored project are subject to reporting and transfer of certain rights to the sponsor. Additional Information: http://rf.osu.edu/pag/pfm04.cfm
the title granted to protect an invention eye
The grant of a property right to an inventor, issued by the Patent and Trademark Office. The term of a new patent is usually 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent is filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).
a government deed that conveys legal title of public land to the party to whom the patent is issued.
(noun or verb) The method by which government disposes of unappropriated land.
a grant made by a government to an inventor, assuring the sole right to make, use, and sell the product for a certain period of time.
A set of rights given by a federal government to an inventor to protect an invention and prevent others from making, using, or selling it, or claiming it as theirs.
land granted by a government to an individual: a document granting the land. Also, legal protection for an idea.
A patent grants the owner a legal monopoly to work their invention, to the exclusion of others, for a period up to 20 years. For a more detailed explanation of patents please see the Barker Brettell Guide to Intellectual Property Rights.
A document or grant by which the federal or state government originally transferred title to public lands to an individual. The first in the series of transfers by which title comes down to present owners.
A legal grant issued by a governmentpermittingan inventor to exclude others from making, using, or selling aclaimed invention during the patent's term. The TRIPS Agreementmandates that the term for patent applications filed after June7, 1995, runs 20 years from the filing date. To receive patentprotection, an invention must display patentable subject matter(a process, machine, article of manufacture), originality,novelty, nonobviousness, and utility. Current U.S. law is basedon the 1952 Patent Code. As a signatory to the 1883 ParisConvention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the UnitedStates belongs to the premier international patent treatyorganization, the Paris Union.
a legal document giving inventors the exclusive rights to their invention for a number of years
an exclusive right to the benefits of an invention or improvement granted by the U.S. Patent Office, for a specific period of time, on the basis that it is novel (not previously known or described in a publication), "non-obvious" (a form which anyone in the field of expertise could identify), and useful.
A document issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (or corresponding office of any other government) which prohibits any other person or entity within its jurisdiction from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the patented product without payment of royalties to the inventor(s) named on the patent, or to the owner(s) if assigned.
The granting by a government of monopoly rights to the owner of an invention to manufacture and sell it for a certain number of years, conditional on the owner being willing to immediately reveal the ideas incorporated in the invention, so that they can be published for the advancement of knowledge of the general public. To register a patent you must file an application with the patents office within IP Australia which will asses whether or not it is new and meets legislative requirements. Patents cover, generally, any device, substance, method or process which is new, inventive and useful. An Australian standard patent lasts for 20 years although annual maintenance fees are payable from its third year.
A grant of some privilege, property, or authority, made by the government or sovereign of a country to one or more individuals. A grant made by the government to an inventory, conveying and securing to the grantee the exclusive right to make, use, and sell his/her invention for a term of years.
a government grant of property in fee simple to public lands; land grant.
a government decree giving an inventor the exclusive right to produce, use, or sell an invention
an official document conferring a right or privilege, such as land that is given for headrights. In precolonial days "a patent was conditional upon paying a quitrent of twelvepence per fifty acres and seating the land. A patent could lapse if not seated and could escheat upon the death of the patentee intestate and without ‘heirs of the body'. A second person had to act to obtain the lapsed or escheated land; therefore, the loss of the land was neither automatic nor inevitable." (from Place In Time, Middlesex County, VA 1650-1750 by Darrett. Rutman and Anita H. Rutman\)
A grant to an inventor of the right to exclude others for a limited time from make, using, or selling his invention in the United States.
The initial transfer of title to land from government to private ownership.
The instrument that conveys real property from the state or federal government to an individual.
A grant by law to an inventor of a device of the right to exclude other persons from making, using, or selling the device.
An exclusive right that may be obtained by inventors for their new and useful machines, manufactured articles, compositions of matter, and processes, including some (but not all) innovative software and new methods of doing business. The owner of a patent is entitled to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering to sell, or importing the patented invention. Patents are granted by the federal government on applications that are examined for compliance with strict statutory requirements and procedural rules. Return to the top
In real estate, the original document issued for the purpose of granting public land to an individual.
Government grant giving an inventor exclusive right to make or sell his/her invention for a term of years.
an exclusive right granted to an owner to sell their particular device, substance, method or process that is new, inventive and useful.
A patent is the right to exclude others from making, constructing, using or selling a new, useful and "non-obvious" invention for 20 years from the date the application for the patent is filed.
A licence from a government to an individual or organisation giving them, for a certain length of time, the sole right to make, use, or sell some process or invention.
A license or agreement with the Patent Office that gives an inventor exclusive proprietary claim to an invention, trademark.
a legal granting of the right to stop others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling an invention. There are three types of U.S. patents: utility (machines, products, processes, compositions), design (protection for "aesthetic appearance"), and plant (asexually reproduced plants). See SIUC's Intellectual Property Policy.
A patent is a form of Intellectual Property, that has traditionally been used to protect inventions in manufacturing and other industries. Its application to software is a fairly new and problematic area. See Patents.
A legal document, protecting the inventor/discoverer of a new process which is deemed to be 'novel, inventive and innovative' from having her/his work copied and sold by others for a profit.
A 17-year grant by the government to an inventor of the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling his or her invention for a specific period of time, after which the invention passes into the public domain. To be patentable, an invention must represent a new, useful, and non-obvious process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new, useful, and obvious improvements thereof. See also Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; Intellectual Property; Knowledge-Based Industry; Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988; Process Patent; Property; Section 337; Special 301; Technology; Technology Transfer; World Intellectual Property Organization.
A property right granted to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling the invention for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.
A right provided by the government giving sole ownership of an invention to the inventor.
a description of an invention. Patents contain one or more claims that describe the subject matter covered in sufficient detail to permit skilled experts to practice an invention, and grant the right to exclude others from practicing an invention.
a grant issued by the government, which gives the patent holder the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling a patented invention for a certain term. In most countries, including the United States, the term begins on the date on which the patent issues and ends 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed. In the United States, patents are granted on inventions that meet the requirements of novelty, non-obviousness, and utility. A patent holder cannot use a patented invention dominated by the patent of another, absent a license or cross-license.
an inventor's right to use or sell a product or idea for seventeen years. Drug companies get patents to help them recover the money they invested while creating new medicines.
a patent is one of those rights which come under the general heading of intellectual property. A patent is the right of an individual or company to profit from a particular invention or unique manufacturing process, and must be registered in each country in which they wish that invention or process to be protected by law. Once registered, a person can grant to a third party a license to exploit the invention or process in return for the payment of a fee usually known as a royalty.
Cover new inventions (process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter), or any new and useful improvement of an existing invention.
A patent secures to an inventory the exclusive right to make, use and sell an invention for 17 years. Inventors should contact the U.S. Department of Commerce Patent Office.
A conveyance of the title to government lands by the government.
A patent is a government grant that allows the owner to exclude others from making, using, selling and /or importing goods or services that incorporate the idea(s) covered by the patent. Patents protect new, not obvious, and useful ideas, which are commonly called inventions; patents cover the core of the ideas themselves. See also Intellectual Property.
In genetics, conferring the right or title to genes, gene variations, or identifiable portions of sequenced genetic material to an individual or organization.
This is a form of IPR that gives the holder the absolute right of exploitation of the intellectual property for a fixed period of time. It is given in return for making the knowledge of the thing that is patented publicly accessible. DRM is of limited value for documents that are patents, except to guarantee the documents are genuine. DRM may be very relevant to those documents before a patent is granted, when disclosure could prevent the owner from being granted the patent.
A set of exclusive rights over the use and sale of an invention. A patent is granted by a government to an inventor or another applicant, and stays in effect for a limited period of time. Normally, a patent lasts for a maximum of 20 years from the date it is filed, but they are sometimes extended. While the patent is in effect, the person or organization that holds it has exclusive rights to market and profit from the invention.
A conveyance of title to land by the Federal or State Government.
a grant of exclusive rights issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that gives an inventor the exclusive right to make, use, sell, offer for sale and import his or her invention.
An exclusive privilege granted to an inventor to make, use, or sale an invention for a set number of years. In effect, the state grants a temporary monopoly to an inventor through the issuance of a patent, as a financial incentive to potential inventors.
A written title to land granted by the government after filling certain obligations. A mining claim can be patented after $500 worth of work, plus many other requirements.
The legal right to ownership of an invention issued, in Canada, under the Patent Act. By granting this right to inventors, society hopes to encourage invention and innovation and, thus, to benefit from increased economic efficiency and growth. The benefit to the inventor is that, for a limited period, the inventor can charge a royalty for the use and application of his or her invention, or sell such rights to another person.
The legal right to ownership of an invention issued, in Canada, under the Patent Act. To protect an invention, the maker should obtain patenting from the government patent office.
A monopoly granted by the state to an inventor of a manner of new manufacture for a limited number of years in return for his disclosure of his invention.
The legal right to control of and profit from an invention or as late a proprietary process.
Gives an inventor the exclusive right to use a certain process of making or using and selling a specific product for a specified period of time.
An agreement awarded by the government, granting the inventor the right, for a limited period, to exclude others from making, using, or selling the invention.
Patent is a property right granted by the government that provides the holder the exclusive right to prevent others from using or sale of a certain property
Conveyance of title to government land.
a 17 year monopoly given to inventors
A patent is an intellectual property protection that applies to inventions or designs for inventions, which gives the inventor exclusive rights to make, use, and sell the invention for a certain period of time.
Granted by a patent authority such as the United States Patents Office, this protects an invention from copies and ensures primacy.
An intellectual property right granted by a patent office to the inventor of a new, inventive and useful product or process, allowing its exclusive exploitation for a limited period of time.
a right conferred by the government protecting the inventor of a product by securing to him or her for a specific time the exclusive right to manufacture,use, and sell an invention. Page 265
An intangible asset, the exclusive right to sell a product or process for 17 years under government protection.
a grant made by a government to an individual, conveying fee-simple title to public lands; the official document of such a grant; the land so granted
An exclusive right granted for 17 years by the federal government to manufacture and sell an invention.
Legal recognition of ownership in an invention. If you have a registered patent in an invention then no-one else can produce that item for a set period of time. RELATED Copyright (Glossary)
A two-year right of ownership to an inventor for the exclusive right to make, use, or sell his or her invention. It gives an inventor a monopoly on that invention for a limited time (Hall).
Government protection for up to 20 years of your exclusive right to make and sell something you've invented. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's web site answers FAQs and offers plenty of inventive games, puzzles, and activities.
An original transfer of ownership of property form the government.
A legal monopoly, granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), for the use, manufacture and sale of an invention. Patents on useful devices, called utility patents, last for 20 years from the date the patent application was filed. Design patents last for 14 years from the date issued. And plant patents last for 17 years from the date issued.
A patent is granted under the Patents Act 1977 by the Patent Office to the owner or owners of an invention (the patentee) which is novel, inventive and capable of industrial application. It can cover machines, products and processes. It gives the owner the exclusive right for 20 years from application to make, use, sell, import or licence the invention that is the subject of the patent.
An official monopoly granted by the government to the owner of an invention, giving the holder the right for up to 20 years to prevent others from making, using or selling that invention. A patent is the property of the patentee and is a territorial right. A UK Patent will only give the holder rights within the United Kingdom and rights to stop others from importing the patented products into the United Kingdom. The principal law regulating the granting of patents in the UK is the Patents Act 1977.
intellectual property law- used as verb, to patent an invention means registering it with the patent office and securing the exclusive right to make and sell that invention for a certain period
Title that confers upon the creator of an invention (product or process) the sole right to make, use, import and sell that invention for a set period of time. Patent protection lasts at least 20 years from the date the patent application was filed. The TRIPS agreement requires patent protection to be available for inventions in all fields of technology in all WTO Member States. This provision is essentially aimed at pharmaceutical products, for which certain developing countries, as well as developed countries, had refused to grant patents. Patent protection has been an incentive for research and development of new drugs, but questions remain as to whether the patent system will ensure investment in medicines needed by the poor.
(n) An official document giving the holder the sole right to make, use or sell and invention and preventing others from imitating it
The sole right, granted by the government, to sell, use, and manufacture an invention or creation.
A Crown grant giving exclusive rights to the inventor of a new product or process.
A government-sanctioned exclusive right granted to the inventor of a good, service, or productive process to produce, use, and sell the invention for a given number of years.
An exclusive privilege granted to an inventor to make, use or sale an invention for a set number of years (e.g. in Canada, 17 years). Normally, no one company can retain a monopoly over a product or service because this is considered to economically harmful to society. But as a financial incentive to potential inventors, the state grants a temporary monopoly to that inventor through the issuance of a patent.
A grant by law of a privilege, property, or authority, to one or more individuals - including the grant to an inventor of the right to exclude others from making, using or selling the invention for a term of years.
An official license granted by the Patent Office to issue exclusive right to an individual or business for production or sale of a specific invention. The financial value of a patent is the future monetary returns from its economic worth.
An instrument by which the Federal Government conveys public land to an individual.
Exclusive right granted by he government to a company or person to use, manufacture and sell a product or process for a 17 year period without interference or infringement by other parties.
A first in a series of documents by which the federal or state government transfers ownership of public lands to an individual