patent right


patent right
A right under a patent obtained for an invention, held by the patentee or an assignee. In its usual signification, the term means, a privilege granted by the government to the first inventor of a new and useful discovery or mode of manufacture that he also shall be entitled, during a limited period, to the exclusive use and benefit thereof. In the granting of patents, the Federal Government has never sought to do more, and in fact has never exercised greater authority, than to extend protection to the privilege, such as that granted by a patent for an invention, against the infringement of those who seek to invade it. Crown Cork & Seal Co. v Maryland, 87 Md 687, 40 A 1074.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Patent right — Patent Pat ent (p[a^]t ent or p[=a]t ent), a. [L. patens, entis, p. pr. of patere to be open: cf. F. patent. Cf. {Fathom}.] 1. Note: (Oftener pronounced p[=a]t ent in this sense) Open; expanded; evident; apparent; unconcealed; manifest; public;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patent right — ➔ right * * * patent right UK US noun [C, usually plural] LAW ► the right to make or sell something that is given to a particular person or company through a patent: »The pharmaceutical group was granted exclusive patent rights in the US for a… …   Financial and business terms

  • patent right — [pat′ nt] n. an exclusive right established by patent, esp. the right to an invention …   English World dictionary

  • patent right — noun the right granted by a patent; especially the exclusive right to an invention (Freq. 1) • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑legal right …   Useful english dictionary

  • patent right — noun Date: 1805 a right granted by letters patent; especially the exclusive right to an invention …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • patent right — the exclusive right granted by a patent, as on an invention. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • patent right — /ˈpeɪtnt raɪt/ (say paytnt ruyt) noun the exclusive right created by a patent …   Australian English dictionary

  • patent right note — A note given for a patent right. 11 Am J2d B & N § 189 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • notice of patent right — A notice given by a patentee or his assignee, if he makes or sells the article patented, of his patent right, either to the whole public by marking the article patented or to an infringer by informing him of the patent and of his infringement of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • given for a patent right — A required recital in a promissory note, under statutes of some jurisdictions, where the consideration is a patent right. I1 Am J2d B & N § 189 …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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