1. (of devices and processes) protected by patent
; - Example: "they are patented inventions"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Patent \Pat"ent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patented; p. pr. & vb.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: (of devices and processes) protected by patent; "they are
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "patented":
armed, authorized, bound, bounded, chartered, cloaked, conditioned,
confined, copyrighted, covered, cramped, defended, disciplined,
empowered, enfranchised, entitled, finite, franchised, guarded,
invulnerable, licensed, limited, moderated, narrow, policed,
prescribed, privileged, proscribed, protected, qualified,
restricted, safe, safeguarded, sanctioned, screened, sheltered,
shielded, strait, straitened, warranted