[ pat-nt or for 10, 12–15, peyt-; especially British peyt-nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF patenting
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Pity you hadn't thought about patenting the belt—these Americans are so free with their dollars.

Thereby I say nothing of my being tired of my life, while I was Patenting my invention.

The act of 1836 made no provision for the patenting of designs.

Sir D. Brewster got no money by patenting his kaleidoscope because the patent was instantly pirated in all directions.

A German became enormously rich by patenting a simple wooden plug for beer barrels.

In return for this he was to receive one-half of the patent, if Howe succeeded in patenting his machine.

By farming the quit-rents, taking fees for patenting lands, and assessing office-holders, he reaped a rich harvest.

"You see, he might really have made a fortune by patenting it," said the brown-and-gold fairy.

Scientific folks might have studied for ages without discovering and patenting such a marvel of a desert foot.

I know there is some way to get legal possession of a claim by patenting it, but I don't know how you do it.