patent office


Definition of patent office

: a government office for examining claims to patents and granting patents

Examples of patent office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ohio State spokesman Ben Johnson said that if the patent office approves the deal with Marc Jacobs, the university would then work to address that and any other remaining issues. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 28 Apr. 2021 The patent office itself does not have authority to make new rules about which inventions are or are not patentable. Jacob S. Sherkow, STAT, 14 Mar. 2021 When the patent office approved the reissue in May, Land Rover conceivably would be in a more secure position to demand royalties from Bentley. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 28 Nov. 2020 With each innovation, Huawei rushed to the patent office. Steven Levy, Wired, 16 Nov. 2020 Russia’s two-shot EpiVacCorona jab uses virus fragments, so called synthetic peptide antigens, which train the immune system to defend itself against the coronavirus, the country’s patent office said. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 5 Oct. 2020 The patent office had said three of the Peloton patents challenged by Flywheel were likely to be found invalid, but the settlement with Flywheel put an end to those reviews before a final decision was reached., 8 July 2020 A third of all patent applications were bicycle related—so many that the U.S. patent office had to build a separate annex to deal with them all. National Geographic, 17 June 2020 The new program by the patent office is part a larger effort to make public ideas that could help end the pandemic. Susan Decker,, 26 May 2020

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First Known Use of patent office

1696, in the meaning defined above

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“Patent office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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