Patent Pending Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Patent Pending, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Patent Pending?

Imprinting of the abbreviation “Pat Pend” or “Pat Pending” on the product indicates to the others that the product has been applied for obtaining patent from the government , though not yet granted, and thereby warning those who copy products that damages would be claimed once the patent is granted. For illegal use of such prints can lead to heavy penalties in US.