patented
adjective Date: 1951 originated by or peculiar to one person or group ; individualized

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • patented — patent patent 2 verb [transitive] LAW to obtain a patent, protecting the rights to make or sell a new invention, product, or method of doing something: • The drug is owned and patented by Hoffmann La Roche. patented adjective [only before a noun] …   Financial and business terms

  • patented — pat·ent·ed (pătʹn tĭd) adj. 1. Characteristic of, unique to, or originated by a particular person or group: Throughout the campaign, the candidate refuted his rival s criticisms with a series of patented responses. 2. Protected or conferred by a… …   Universalium

  • Patented — Patent Pat ent, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Patented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Patenting}.] To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to patent public lands. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patented — adj. Patented is used with these nouns: ↑design, ↑invention …   Collocations dictionary

  • patented — un·patented; …   English syllables

  • patented — adjective (of devices and processes) protected by patent they are patented inventions • Similar to: ↑proprietary …   Useful english dictionary

  • patented — adjective For which a patent has been granted …   Wiktionary

  • patented — Synonyms and related words: armed, authorized, bound, bounded, chartered, cloaked, conditioned, confined, copyrighted, covered, cramped, defended, disciplined, empowered, enfranchised, entitled, finite, franchised, guarded, invulnerable, licensed …   Moby Thesaurus

  • patented — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. copyright(ed), patent applied for, trademarked, under patent, under copyright, patent pending; see also restricted …   English dictionary for students

  • patented — adj. protected by patent pat·ent || pætnt / peɪtnt n. exclusive right to an invention or design; invention or design that is protected by a patent v. receive a patent, receive exclusive rights to an invention or design adj. protected by a… …   English contemporary dictionary

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