take out a patent on

Definition of take out a patent on

  1. :  to obtain a patent (an official document that gives a person or company the right to be the only one that makes or sells a product for a certain period of time) for They want to take out a patent on the process.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. :  secured by letters patent or by a patent to the exclusive control and possession of a particular individual or party

    :  protected by a patent :  made under a patent

    :  protected by a trademark or a brand name so as to establish proprietary rights analogous to those conveyed by letters patent or a patent :  proprietary

  1. :  an official document conferring a right or privilege :  letters patent

    :  a writing securing for a term of years the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention

    :  the monopoly or right so granted

  1. :  to obtain or grant a patent right to

    :  to grant a privilege, right, or license to by patent

    :  to obtain or secure by patent

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