The word patent is a noun. Patent means (1) a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention, (2) an official document granting a right or privilege.
Patent is also a verb that means (1) make open to sight or notice, (2) obtain a patent for, (3) grant rights to; grant a patent for.
Patent is also an adjective that means (1) (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word patent.
The EPO provides a uniform patent application procedure for individual inventors and companies that protects the owner in 37 countries. It lists publications, events, and job openings. On the homepage is a guide to apply for a patent. Users can search in several languages. There is also a section called Topics where users can find out more about patents and legislation relating to them.
The responsibility of the Department is to foster, serve, and promote the Nation's economic development and technological advancement. Among the Bureaus within the Department are the Bureau of the Census, International Trade Administration, Patent and Trademark Office, and others. The website describes the organization of the Department and its programs.
The following articles provide recent patent-related news.
Apple Inc said Thursday that it will resume selling older iPhone models in its stores in Germany, where they were banned last year due to a patent infringement ruling.
Reuters. Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 10:12:20 -0500.
Apple said it would make some older iPhone models available for sale again in Germany, two months after it had removed the models because a court ruled the smartphone maker had infringed on a patent by Qualcomm.
Wall Street Journal. Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 03:43:39 EST.
Samsung will unveil its first commercial foldable phone at Samsung Unpacked on 20 February. It revealed as much in a teaser video for the event.But, we
Rik Henderson. Pocket Lint. Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 11:32:04 +0000.
The Army received a patent for a net gun that can be fired from a standard 40mm grenade launcher to catch suspicious drones and bring them to the ground before they can do damage, Army Times reported.
Newsmax. Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019 17:49:29 EDT.