“Patent pending” is a mark that can be included in the description of a product to indicate that some aspects of that product is covered by a patent application that has been filed, but not yet abandoned or granted.

Patent pending” is a mark that can be included in the description of a product to indicate that some aspects of that product is covered by a patent application that has been filed, but not yet (at the time the mark is affixed) abandoned or granted.

The regulations regarding the “patent pending” mark depends on the jurisdiction. In some jurisdictions, this mark provides the applicant or licensee more recourse against infringers if the patent is granted.