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nonpatentability

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  • n. The characteristic of being nonpatentable; inability to be patented.

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Examples

  • "virtues of treating trade secrets as IP" focuses on how limits on IP (such as nonpatentability of chimeras) should be imported to trade secret law to protect public health.

    Concurring Opinions

  • Nonpatenting firms cited costs as the most significant factor (27%); perceived nonpatentability also mattered.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • However, the examiner may reopen prosecution and enter a new grounds for rejection "[i] f the examiner has specific knowledge of the existence of a particular reference or references which indicate nonpatentability of any of the appealed claims."

    Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)

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