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- n. One who invents, either as a hobby or as an occupation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who invents or finds out something new; a contriver; especially, one who invents mechanical devices, new drugs, new processes, or other useful objects or procedures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who invents or devises something new; one who makes an invention.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who is the first to think of or make something
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The first language suggested by the authors of this legislation left out "inventors" altogether, but once this blatant attack became clear, the authors added the word "inventor" to "First Inventor to File" in order to confuse anyone not closely following this bill.
Cool detail: the inventor is a regular at rec. music.makers.piano, and posted there while working on the design.
Tell me what you think of when you read the word inventor.
Garrett Augustus Morgan (1877-1963) This African-American inventor is responsible for saving thousands, if not millions of lives.
If an inventor is unable to sell his idea without assistance from the State, offhand I would simply consider him a poor businessman, unless Zeus or Keynes was holding him back.
In patent, the classic notion of the inventor is yielding to the inventor/operator/user amalgamation represented by the patent pool.
They deserve consideration. (the inventor is in Australia; he came out to one of the industry confabs held in Napa recently).
Also we will fly the inventor from the UK to demonstrate how best to electrocute lobsters!
The inventor is Chris Self, a gun nut of the first magnitude and an ingenious guy.
When Alex Treven, a patent lawyer who has been working for the inventor, is attacked in his apartment, he is convinced he is the target of a conspiracy, and his brother, Ben, is his only hope.