patent

Definition

The exclusive right, granted by the government, to make use of an invention or process for a specific period of time, usually 14 years.

Use patent in a sentence

As a leader of the technology industry, Apple has a large number of patents that aid in distinguishing the company's products from those of its competitors.

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