In this context 'patent' refers to the actual document (often a very formal letter) appointing a person an aristocrat. It will give the exact title and any conditions or restrictions, for example that the title can only be inherited in the male line. The patent also has the seal of the person making the award. In England only the reigning monarch could (can) appoint aristocrats, but in an outfit like the Holy Roman Empire the patent made it clear whether one's title was awarded by the Emperor or by a local prince, for example, or by someone acting on someone else's behalf. In England there are NO patents for the very oldest titles, and in a few cases there was much controversy about them, especially in Victorian times, when being an aristocrat was more classy than now.
patents of nobility
99,220, including utility patents, plant patents, design patents, and reissues.
The USPTO granted a total of 247,727 patents from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011, including Reissue Patents, Plant Patents, Design Patents, and Utility Patents.
The US Patent Office issued 99,200 total patents from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 1990, including 9 reissue patents, 6 plant patents, 194 design patents, and 98,991 utility patents.
Charles Kettering had 104 patents.
The website Free Patents Online provides descriptions of patents, with downloadable PDFs of their schematics. Alternatively, the website Patents provides text descriptions but no images.
I found that this website www.uspto.gov/patents/index.jsp is the best for information on patents. It tells you the ins and outs on getting a patent and helps you through the process. It provides links to various patents and also has a downloadable and printable guide to patents.
As of 2010, General Electric (GE) has 1,222 patents. Aside from this, they have filed 37, 268 patents in the US.
1093 patents for inventions
Patents typically expire after 20 years.
No; Twitter notably has not filed for any patents.
As with other property rights, patents can be sold or licensed
Spyderco has 54 patents and 36 trademarks.
What Companies hold MEMS patents
Only the federal government in the USA has the power to grant patents for inventions. If you mean land patents, you might get a different answer.
Strength, Nobilitypower, and nobility
Tagalog translation of NOBILITY: kadakilaan
If a man was not born into nobility, and the Monarch liked him, the Monarchy could grant him nobility status. Or, a man could buy the right to be let into nobility. Otherwise, a single man could gain the right by marrying into nobility.
Noble is the adjective related to nobility. Adjectives to describe nobility include landed, aristocratic, and gentle.
The "patents and copyrights" clause.
Utility patents are those for the invention of a new or improved item
Yes, they both have two separate patents.
There are tens of thousands of patents on the airplane and all parts of it.
The Copyright Designs and Patents Act defines patents for computer hardware and software, and copyright on software.