Definition of patentee in US English:

patentee

noun

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

    • ‘The patentee may not obtain a monopoly for matter which he has not told the public about.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Such an order was made, and such a schedule produced by the patentee, in this case.’
    • ‘The notional addressee is not expected to find the patentee's presumed intention from the specification.’
    • ‘He did not even insist that patentees take the required oath that their application was original.’
    • ‘Accordingly, the scope of the monopoly asserted by the patentees does not correspond to the technical contribution made by the patent.’
    • ‘This reference was a chapter in the litigation which was conducted by the patentees of the anti-ulcer drug, cimetidine.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The scope of the monopoly that a patentee gets is determined by the claims.’
    • ‘Boston submitted that the patentees were under a duty to bring before the court all the issues that needed to be resolved.’
    • ‘In those instances, however, the patentee still might rebut the presumption that estoppel bars a claim of equivalence.’
    • ‘In such a case, a patentee cannot be in a better position than a patentee who properly instructs the draftsman.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In return for these, patentees had to work the invention in Egypt.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

patentee

/ˌpatnˈtē//ˌpætnˈti/