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 new program by the patent office is part a larger effort to make public ideas that could help end the pandemic. Susan Decker,, "Covid-Related U.S. Patents Get Fast Track for Small Business," 26 May 2020 Each of the companies sought review at the patent office. Susan Decker,, "State Universities Rebuffed at Supreme Court Over Patent Challenges," 10 May 2020 A week before the announcement, lawyers for UEFA had registered the trademark Euro 2021 with patent offices for the European Union, Britain and the United States. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "Can It Still Be ‘Euro 2020’ in 2021? Sponsors Hope So," 25 Mar. 2020 Apple also contends the case should be thrown out because of the decisions from the patent office. Greg Stohr,, "Apple rebuffed by high court in $1 billion VirnetX dispute," 24 Feb. 2020 Previous SlideNext Slide New images from a Japanese Sony patent, first filed in March and recently published by the Japanese patent office, seem to show a new version of Sony's DualShock controller. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Sony controller patent points to potential PS5 permutations," 19 Nov. 2019 Unable to find a teaching post at any university, Einstein was forced to take a job with the patent office in Bern, Switzerland. Hart Pomerantz, The New Yorker, "Einstein: The Untold Story," 30 Dec. 2019 The matter appeared to be settled in February, when the patent office awarded an all-encompassing patent to UC Berkeley — one that arguably encompassed the Broad’s claims. Michael Hiltzik,, "In possible blow to UC, patent office revisits conflict over CRISPR invention," 27 June 2019 The park service, meanwhile, challenged Delaware North’s trademark claims at the patent office. Kurtis Alexander,, "What did Yosemite get for the $12 million paid to its former concessionaire?," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of patent office

1696, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2020

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“Patent office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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