A government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention
there is a patent on the drug
No longer subject to patent restrictions
A proprietary foodstuff.
Fuel in the form of briquettes or blocks made by compressing and shaping crushed coal, with added binder if necessary.
A mechanical device used to measure the speed and distance traveled through the water of a ship or boat
Malt which has been roasted so as to alter its flavour and colour.
= shape-note; frequently attributive.
(In the UK) a parchment roll listing the patents issued in a particular year
An automatically controlled windmill sail.
= patent theatre.
A person who makes money from the buying or selling of patents, a holder of many patents.
An office from which patents are issued
The exclusive right conferred by a patent
Any of various kinds of vulcanized sheet rubber, typically used to make manufactured articles, especially clothing; chiefly attributive.
A type of still, patented by Aeneas Coffey in 1830, which operates on a continuous basis, with the wash flowing against a current of steam which strips out the alcohol, and gives a much greater output than a pot still operating on a batch basis.
A company that obtains the rights to one or more patents in order to profit by means of licensing or litigation, rather than by producing its own goods or services
An open document issued by a monarch or government conferring a patent or other right
Inside pages of a newspaper which are bought by a publisher already printed with syndicated articles, etc.
Leather with a glossy varnished surface, used chiefly for shoes, belts, and purses
A proprietary medicine made and marketed under a patent and available without prescription
Outside pages of a newspaper preprinted with syndicated articles.
Any of several theatres established by Royal Patent between the 17th and 19th centuries; specifically (in London) the theatres of Covent Garden and Drury Lane, whose Patents were granted by Charles II in 1662.
The practice of obtaining and using patents for licensing or litigation purposes, rather than in the production of one’s own goods or services
The original name for the hansom cab, which was fitted with a device to prevent overturning should the cab tilt from side to side.