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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The party that possesses or has been granted a patent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One to whom a grant is made, or a privilege secured, by patent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One to whom a grant is made, or a privilege secured, by patent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who holds a patent; one to whom a patent is granted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the inventor to whom a patent is issued

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