A patent is a legal document which provides protection to the ideas of any individual. Usually issued by the Patent Office of a country, the patent is granted to any firm or individual. Usually, patents constitute of four different classes: Machine (a device or apparatus created by a person for the performance of a specific task, process (a process created by an individual), manufacture (any fabricated or manufactured product) or the composition of matter (any chemical mixture or compound created by a person). Patents can be sued for.
Link to This DefinitionDid you find this definition of PATENT helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary