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patent office

noun
1.
(often initial capital letters) a governmental agency that administers and regulates patents and trademarks, in the U.S. forming a division of the Department of Commerce.
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  • All appeals must be taken from the patent office within a year, or a shorter period, if one has been fixed in a decision.

  • This has been done by the patent office on two different occasions.

  • The patent office is the only institution in the world that does not know the meaning of the phrase 'room temperature'.

    The Professional Approach Charles Leonard Harness
  • Visited the patent office, endless variety of models of all kinds.

  • This go-between bled me again, and sent me with my hard-earned signatures to the patent office.

  • It may be seen in full size in the patent office report on agriculture for 1856.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • With the records at the patent office open to the world, you can't claim that the brain of the white man is not constructive.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The horse-car passed the patent office, but he did not see it.

    Witch Winnie Elizabeth W. Champney
  • For patent office drawings some will mix it so thickly that under the above test it appears a little stringy.

  • The patent office, as well as other sources of information, make good these statements.

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British Dictionary definitions for patent office

Patent Office

/ˈpætənt/
noun
1.
a government department that issues patents Pat. Off
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