patent right definition

  • adjective:
    • The right, approved because of the sovereign, of exclusive control of some business of manufacture, or of purchase of particular articles, or of specific workplaces or prerogatives.
  • noun:
    • The unique right secured by letters patent; especially, the exclusive privilege granted to an inventor of practising or exploiting his invention.
    • the proper issued by a patent; especially the unique right to an invention

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