Patent vs Paten - What's the difference?

patent | paten |

As nouns the difference between patent and paten

is that patent is while paten is .



(wikipedia patent)

Etymology 1

Short form of (etyl) lettre patente'', "open letter", from (etyl) ''littera patens .


(en noun)
  • A declaration issued by a government agency declaring someone the inventor of a new invention and having the privilege of stopping others from making, using or selling the claimed invention; a letter patent.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.}}
  • A specific grant of ownership of a piece of property; a land patent.
  • Patent leather]]: a [[varnish, varnished, high-gloss leather typically used for shoes and accessories.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To successfully register an invention with a government agency; to secure a letter patent.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author= Karen McVeigh
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=10, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= US rules human genes can't be patented , passage=The US supreme court has ruled unanimously that natural human genes cannot be patented , a decision that scientists and civil rights campaigners said removed a major barrier to patient care and medical innovation.}}

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) patent, from (etyl), from (etyl) .


    (en adjective)
  • (biology) open, unobstructed, expanded.
  • That is a patent ductus arteriosus.
  • explicit and obvious.
  • Those claims are patent nonsense.
  • (of flour) that is fine, and consists mostly of the inner part of the endosperm
  • Open; unconcealed; conspicuous.
  • * Motley
  • He had received instructions, both patent and secret.
  • Open to public perusal; said of a document conferring some right or privilege.
  • letters patent
  • Protected by a legal patent.
  • a patent''' right; '''patent medicines
  • * Mortimer
  • Madder in King Charles the First's time, was made a patent commodity.
    Derived terms
    * patently


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    (wikipedia paten)


    (en noun)
  • The plate used to hold the host during the Eucharist.
  • *
  • (archaeology) Any shallow dish found in an archaeological site.