patent right


: a right granted by letters patent
especially : the exclusive right to an invention

Examples of patent right in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Suspending patent rights on one type of technology sets a precedent. Jennifer C. Cheng, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2024 Some models of the Apple Watch were taken off the market this past Christmas after the United States International Trade Commission determined that Apple had violated the patent rights of a medical-device firm called Masimo. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2024 For a decade, leading academic institutes and their associated companies fought a bruising, headline-grabbing fight over who held patent rights to CRISPR-Cas9, the revolutionary genome editing tool. Jason Mast, STAT, 13 Dec. 2023 One such group agreed to pay for a 10-day trip to New York City so that Woods could drum up interest in the innovations for which the company held patent rights. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Aug. 2023 The company settled the case out of court and went on to buy the German doll’s copyright and patent rights in 1964. Abby Monteil, Rolling Stone, 23 July 2023 In this case, the buyer or licensee may have the means to pursue patent protection and leverage the patent rights to commercialize the invention. 4. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 16 June 2023 The verdict amounts to a big blow to the department, which sued Gilead in 2019 in one of its most muscular efforts in recent years to enforce its patent rights. Daniel Gilbert, Washington Post, 9 May 2023 For farmers, few examples of those corporate constraints are more frustrating than repair restrictions and patent rights that prevent them from saving seeds from their own crops for future planting. The Conversation, Fortune, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patent right was in 1792

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“Patent right.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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