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 The patent office approved a general patent for a design from which Dell looks to borrow elements. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 2 Aug. 2022 On top of this, plan to record all assignments at the patent office, which will keep the official ledger for ownership of your patent rights. Wen Xie, Forbes, 17 June 2022 For example, some countries, like China, require that their nationals file patents with the Chinese patent office first before anywhere else. Wen Xie, Forbes, 17 June 2022 But the Nobel Prize committee and the patent office operate under different standards, said Jacob Sherkow, a University of Illinois College of Law professor who has closely followed the dispute. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2022 Perhaps this explains why the patent office has been swamped by a two- to three-year backlog of applications since 2012. Nat Watkins, Wired, 15 Mar. 2022 The patent office in 2017 ruled that the Broad patents didn’t interfere. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2022 In an earlier chapter of the dispute, the University of California group said the Broad patents overlapped with its own invention and in 2015 asked the patent office to intervene. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2022 The patent office earlier this year notified Moderna that the patent would be allowed. Peter Loftus, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of patent office

1696, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patent office was in 1696

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10 Aug 2022

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“Patent office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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