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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

the exclusive right to be the only maker or seller of an invention for a specified number of years; invention protected by this right; protected by a patent; obvious; to obtain a patent on

Usage examples (38)
  • Just find a way to cleanly dispense the toothpaste and get all of the toothpaste out of the container to the user in a protectable, aka patentable, device.
  • If you don't, the invention will no longer be patentable, meaning anyone can use it.
  • In the near past, no one considered knowledge or the fruits of creativity (art, design) as "patentable", or as someone's "property".
  • Was it copyrightable writing or patentable invention? for more
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