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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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Patent Office

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