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patent right

the exclusive right granted by a patent, as on an invention.
Origin of patent right
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Many remedies exist that do not require the forfeiture of the patent right.
  • Subject must have a patent right or left internal jugular vein.
  • But the patent right is, at its core, a right to exclude.
  • The obviousness standard properly applied screens out trivial inventions not deserving of an exclusive patent right.
British Dictionary definitions for patent right

patent right

the exclusive right granted by a patent
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