patent office

noun

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

Examples of patent office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Momofuku attained the trademark last year, according to the patent office. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2024 For something like chili crunch that refers to a centuries-old condiment, what does a company have to show to the patent office to gain a trademarked name? Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 10 Apr. 2024 But patent offices and courts in the U.S., Australia, and Taiwan have all definitively rejected the patent applications. David Meyer, Fortune, 21 Dec. 2023 Legislatures would then need to empower their patent offices to confer BPEs according to that guidance. Christopher B. Barrett, Foreign Affairs, 25 Sep. 2023 In the best-case scenario, such an LLM may rapidly accelerate a field like drug discovery, and the patent office and FDA should prepare for a dramatic increase in the number of legitimate drug candidates. Bruce Schneier, WIRED, 29 Aug. 2023 Wait for Examination: After filing, the patent office will review your application to ensure compliance with all requirements. Jon Stojan, Journal Sentinel, 18 Aug. 2023 File the Patent Application: Submit the patent application to the appropriate patent office. Jon Stojan, Journal Sentinel, 18 Aug. 2023 The largest source of data in C4, by some margin, is the U.S. patent office. Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1696, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of patent office was in 1696

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“Patent office.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patent%20office. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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