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An example use of patent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… a patent lawyer so I just had all these …”
Patent is a legal document that grants an inventor the exclusive right to make, use, and sell an invention for a certain period of time.
the word patent occurs in english on average 32.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that patent can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;