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  • adj.unconcealed, conspicuous
  • nouncopyright on an invention

synonyms for patent

  • flagrant
  • clear
  • clear-cut
  • controlled
  • exclusive
  • glaring
  • gross
  • limited
  • manifest
  • open
  • plain
  • rank
  • apparent
  • barefaced
  • blatant
  • crystal clear
  • distinct
  • downright
  • evident
  • indisputable
  • obvious
  • open and shut
  • palpable
  • prominent
  • straightforward
  • transparent
  • unequivocal
  • unmistakable
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antonyms for patent

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  • ambiguous
  • blocked
  • clean
  • closed
  • concealed
  • dark
  • dull
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  • indefinite
  • moral
  • obscure
  • obscured
  • part
  • partial
  • unclear
  • unlimited
  • unrestricted
  • vague
  • inconspicuous
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How to use patent in a sentence

Because it’s a biological product, it can’t be patented or sold for a profit.
WHY WE DON’T KNOW IF CONVALESCENT PLASMA WORKS TO TREAT COVID-19KATHERINE ELLEN FOLEYAUGUST 28, 2020QUARTZ
In the early days, it was very important to not publish so that we could get all of our patents, which is ultimately what value here is built on.
WILL A COVID-19 VACCINE CHANGE THE FUTURE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH? (EP. 430)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAUGUST 27, 2020FREAKONOMICS
That September, he filed patent application 143,805, “Art of Compiling Statistics.”
PUNCHING INTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The patent does not guarantee that Cansino’s vaccine will ultimately prove successful.
CHINA JUST ISSUED ITS FIRST COVID VACCINE PATENT. WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE VACCINE RACEGRADY MCGREGORAUGUST 18, 2020FORTUNE
The patent application reflects a high level of technical sophistication.
THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE IS SEEKING A PATENT FOR VOTING BY PHONEJEFFAUGUST 17, 2020FORTUNE
The trio sold their patent to the University of Toronto for $1 because they thought it would be unethical to profit off of such a discovery.
HOW HIGH PRICES FOR DIABETES CARE AMPLIFY HEALTH INEQUITIESANNALISA VAN DEN BERGHJULY 15, 2020QUARTZ
In December of last year, however, Tesla patented new lithium-ion battery technology, and Dahn was one of its inventors.
NEW RECORD-CRUSHING BATTERY LASTS 1.2 MILLION MILES IN ELECTRIC CARSVANESSA BATES RAMIREZJUNE 11, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Von Hippel spent several years on this track, getting patents under his name.
HONEY, I GREW THE ECONOMY (EP. 399)STEPHEN J. DUBNERDECEMBER 5, 2019FREAKONOMICS
Robert Fitzgerald received a patent in England for making salt water fresh.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
I only draw your attention to the facts; which have been sufficiently patent to the world, whatever Lord Hartledon may think.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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