Patents | USPTO
Patent Tools & Links . Search for patents. Find existing patents, published patent applications and other published patent documentation
Search and read the full text of patents from around the world with Google Patents, and find prior art in our index of non-patent literature.
United States Patent and Trademark Office - Official Site
Home page of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's main web site.
Patent - Wikipedia
A patent is a form of intellectual property.A patent gives its owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, and importing an invention for a limited period of time, usually twenty years. The patent rights are granted in exchange for a detailed public disclosure of the invention.
Patents - WIPO
Patents are territorial rights. In general, the exclusive rights are only applicable in the country or region in which a patent has been filed and granted, in accordance with the law of that country or region.
Patent - definition of patent by The Free Dictionary
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.
Patent Synonyms, Patent Antonyms | Merriam-Webster Thesaurus
evident, manifest, patent, distinct, obvious, apparent, plain, clear mean readily perceived or apprehended. evident implies presence of visible signs that lead one to a definite conclusion.. an evident fondness for sweets; manifest implies an external display so evident that little or no inference is required.. manifest hostility; patent applies to a cause, effect, or significant feature that ...
Patent | definition of patent by Medical dictionary
patent [pa´tent] 1. open, unobstructed, or not closed. 2. apparent, evident. patent ductus arteriosus abnormal persistence of an open lumen in the ductus arteriosus, between the aorta and the pulmonary artery, after birth. The ductus arteriosus is open during prenatal life, allowing most of the blood of the fetus to bypass the lungs, but normally this ...
Patent - Investopedia
A patent is the granting of a property right to an inventor by a sovereign authority.
Patent | Wex Legal Dictionary / Encyclopedia | LII / Legal ...
OverviewA patent grants the patent holder the exclusive right to exclude others from making, using, importing, and selling the patented innovation for a limited period of time. The U.S. Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq., was enacted by Congress under its Constitutional grant of authority to secure for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their discoveries.