Translation of patent in Spanish:

patent

patente, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpeɪt(ə)nt//ˈpat(ə)nt//ˈpætnt/

noun

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    patente feminine
    to take out a patent on sth patentar algo
    • [ S ]patent pending, patent applied for patente solicitada / en trámite
    • before noun patent agent agente de patentes
    • (in US) patent attorney abogada especialista en patentes
    • Defenders of business method patents say they encourage innovation.
    • He didn't win, but he received a patent for his invention in 1870.
    • A design patent was filed and issued in 1986.
    • The pressure for the FDA to act will only intensify as biotech patents expire.
    • The present proceedings were initiated by the claimant, whose claim alleges that Process A infringes the patent in suit.
    • Hence, the USA far exceeds the EU in the number of biotechnology patents.
    • The first is to identify the inventive concept embodied in the patent in suit.
    • Last year, the country was granted 146 U.S. patents for various technologies and products.
    • Obviously, lower standards for granting patents induce more applications, which generates more fees.
    • The number of issued software patents grew exponentially in the U.S. beginning in the early 1980s.
    • They are granting patents, but they are lamely trying to deny that these are food additives.
    • The technology has been patented in South Africa, with international patents pending.
    • Multinational pharmaceutical companies hold patents on drugs that can bring immense relief to AIDS sufferers.
    • Design patents cover the non-functional features of useful objects.
    • The specific applications of the invention are known as claims and are crucial to determining patent infringement.
    • All countries have to offer protection on drugs for which patents were filed after 1995.
    • They don't care much about licensing, software patents or threatening legislation.
    • One problem is that there is apparently no penalty for filing a bogus patent.
    • Prior to the Civil War, free Blacks could legally obtain patents on their inventions.
    • Since it was developed over 20 years ago, all the original patents have run out.

transitive verb

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    patentar
    a patented design un diseño patentado
    • The doctors have patented their invention and say it could soon be available to all air passengers.
    • His invention was patented on December 10, 1889, and the Parker pen was born.
    • And if companies patent parts of the genome, they perhaps get exclusivity.
    • The company has patented various plant genes, which can only by used after signing a contract.
    • The cellular parts essential for genetic engineering are already patented.
    • For some, this wins time to persuade patients to switch to a newer, patented product.
    • The scientists of previous generations who refused to patent their breakthrough discoveries were neither naive nor saintly.
    • Ben has patented his invention and a Sheffield company has already shown interest in developing the device.
    • Masterful with machinery, he patented several mechanical inventions which had varying degrees of viability.
    • Even drugs already on the market can face challenges based on newly patented genes.
    • The U.S. Department of Energy, which sponsored their work, has now patented the technology.
    • After the Air Ministry turned him down he patented his idea himself in 1932.
    • He mysteriously disappeared during a train journey two years later, before he patented his invention.
    • Sometimes, a company can protect its differentiation strategy by patenting its products.
    • The contribution to earnings from the new patented product is likely to be evident in the medium-term.
    • He led the research and development of a unique and now patented coffee roasting process.
    • I find it so funny that some company patented a step.
    • Even better, they've now patented the idea, so don't go around trying to copy it yourself.
    • In this country and in Europe you can go quite a long way towards patenting a medical treatment.
    • There can be tax advantages in patenting a product - income from a patent, can, in some cases, be tax-free.

adjective

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    (obvious) patente formal
    (obvious) evidente formal
    • The continued blind oversight of human rights abuses in conjunction with the blatant abuse of democracy is patent, and is incomprehensible.
    • I'm sorry, but this focus on ‘belief’ is patent nonsense.
    • What is a patent truism to one side is an obvious falsehood to the other.
    • Nice advertising slogan, but it's patent nonsense.
    • What seems to plague both of these films and so many like them is their patent insincerity.
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    • 2.1(patented)

      (invention) patentado
      • It benefits from a tax-free patent income scheme which allows it to retain earnings.

    • 2.2

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