1. patient of showing the capacity for endurance
  2. patient enduring trying circumstances with even temper
  3. pedantic marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning
  4. patience good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
  5. prudent marked by sound judgment
  6. patiently with patience; in a patient manner
  7. patent a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
  8. plaintiff a person who brings an action in a court of law
  9. patently unmistakably
  10. patented (of devices and processes) protected by patent
  11. potent having or wielding force or authority
  12. attentive taking heed
  13. patentee the inventor to whom a patent is issued
  14. potentate a powerful ruler, especially one who is unconstrained by law
  15. patent law that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing patents
  16. salient conspicuous, prominent, or important
  17. Patent Office the government bureau in the Department of Commerce that keeps a record of patents and trademarks and grants new ones
  18. plaintive expressing sorrow
  19. potential existing in possibility
  20. patinate coat with a patina