patentee

Part of speech: noun

One who holds a patent.

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Usage examples "patentee":

  1. The plan had not then succeeded so well as to come into general use, in consequence of the cheapness of the usual mode of welding by hand labour, combined with some other difficulties with which the patentee had to contend. - "On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures", Charles Babbage.
  2. A measure without any merit, save to advance the interest of a patentee, or contractor, or a railroad company, will become a law, while measures of interest to the whole people are suffered to slumber, and die at the close of the session from sheer neglect. - "Monopolies and the People", D. C. Cloud.
  3. Alexander Macnab was also the first patentee of the plot of ground whereon stands the house on Bay Street noted, in our account of the early press, as being the place of publication of the Upper Canada Gazette at the time of the taking of York, and subsequently owned and occupied by Mr. Andrew Mercer up to the time of his decease in 1871. Of Messrs. - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.