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1.
Obvious; plain; self-evident.
- George W. protects the freedom and liberty of America.
- You do realize that's patent bullshit, don't you.
by PoopyPoo May 19, 2005
 
2.
A legal that inventors have to come up with so other people don't steal or ganktheir inventions.
"I didn't get a patent on my "Scat-a-pult" and someone put one on the market already.
by meetoo September 06, 2003
 
3.
To take an existing commodity and claim ownership over its production rights.
Let's patent rice and sell it to the asians.
by Adam Roberts' Cat November 19, 2011
 
4.
a trophy or award given to you that you earned by something you did
jackson earned 2 patents for his project on the telephone
by ashash123 January 24, 2009
 
5.
Pattern. Used when a person has a trick up his sleeves.
Oui ah chootee, you always patent more than badminton.
by mightydodo November 02, 2010