pat·​en·​tee | \ ˌpa-tᵊn-ˈtē How to pronounce patentee (audio) , British also ˌpā- \

Definition of patentee

: one to whom a grant is made or a privilege secured by patent

Examples of patentee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If that ploy succeeds, any patentee facing IPR proceedings would presumably be able to defeat those proceedings by employing the same artifice. Joe Mullin, Ars Technica, "Judge throws out Allergan patent, slams company’s Native American deal," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of patentee

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Patentee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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pat·​en·​tee | \ ˌpat-ᵊn-ˈtē How to pronounce patentee (audio) \

Legal Definition of patentee

: a person to whom a grant is made or privilege secured by patent the patentee assigned the patent to his employer

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