Definition of patentee in English:

patentee

noun

  • A person or organization that obtains or holds a patent for something.

    ‘the patentee has twelve months to apply for patents in other countries’
    • ‘In such a case, a patentee cannot be in a better position than a patentee who properly instructs the draftsman.’
    • ‘Accordingly, the scope of the monopoly asserted by the patentees does not correspond to the technical contribution made by the patent.’
    • ‘He did not even insist that patentees take the required oath that their application was original.’
    • ‘This reference was a chapter in the litigation which was conducted by the patentees of the anti-ulcer drug, cimetidine.’
    • ‘The judge was entitled to conclude that the patentees had lost a chance of making sales to those buyers - no doubt a chance of differing probabilities in each case.’
    • ‘Boston submitted that the patentees were under a duty to bring before the court all the issues that needed to be resolved.’
    • ‘As he rightly accepts, there is no obligation on a patentee seeking to patent a claim involving cell technology to deposit a cell line: it is merely an option.’
    • ‘My answer would be, at first impression, that the Patents Act is aimed at protecting patentees from commercial loss resulting from the wrongful infringement of their rights.’
    • ‘Fourthly, a patentee who seeks to obtain an unfair advantage from a patent, which he knows or should have known should be amended, will not be allowed to amend.’
    • ‘Although he is not deemed to be a patent lawyer, the patentee should be taken to be aware of the primary, and rather different, purposes of the specification and the claims when he is drafting his patent.’
    • ‘In those instances, however, the patentee still might rebut the presumption that estoppel bars a claim of equivalence.’
    • ‘Where it is clear that the patentee did not intend to obtain protection for particular variants, it is not open to the court to extend the monopoly to cover them.’
    • ‘The patentee may not obtain a monopoly for matter which he has not told the public about.’
    • ‘The notional addressee is not expected to find the patentee's presumed intention from the specification.’
    • ‘In return for these, patentees had to work the invention in Egypt.’
    • ‘Such an order was made, and such a schedule produced by the patentee, in this case.’
    • ‘By settling for a lesser licensing fee, the patentee can preserve the patent as a weapon, using it to elicit licensing fees from other putative infringers.’
    • ‘It is permissible to look at the teaching in the specification to see what the patentee has put forward as his technical contribution.’
    • ‘The scope of the monopoly that a patentee gets is determined by the claims.’
    • ‘But what the patentee then tries to do to broaden their monopoly without giving any additional consideration is to make that assertion at page 4, lines 10 to 12.’

Pronunciation

patentee

/ˌpat(ə)nˈtiː//ˌpeɪt(ə)nˈtiː/