from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be protected by a patent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Suitable to be patented; capable of being patented.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being patented; suitable to be patented.
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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.
To see what happens when you make a patent office into the judges about what should and shouldn't be patentable which is what is being proposed in Europe, look at what happened in the US.
In the near past, no one considered knowledge or the fruits of creativity (art, design) as "patentable", or as someone's "property".
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 (artwork, designs) as 'patentable', or as someone's 'property'.
The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
One way to improve financial performance is to develop additional revenue sources, such as patentable research projects and continuing medical education programs.
Goetz argues that there is no principled difference between software and hardware patents and that truly patentable software innovations require just as much ingenuity and advancement as any other kind of patentable subject matter.
NB The best thing to do with respect to patents is to publish your patentable work in order to establish it as prior art, i.e. unless some blighter has already patented it.
That policy may be changing, however, as the Canadian Patent Appeal Board recently denied an appeal by Amazon. com over a “one-click” ordering system patent with strong language that challenged the notion that business method patents are patentable under Canadian law.