pat·ent·able /'pat-ən-tə-bəl/ adj: capable or susceptible of being patented
an idea alone is not patentable
pat·en·ta·bil·i·ty /ˌpat-ən-tə-'bi-lə-tē/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • patentable — pa‧tent‧a‧ble [ˈpeɪtntəbl,ˈpæ ǁ ˈpæ ] adjective LAW a patentable invention is one which it is possible to get a patent for: • Generally, any innovation applicable to industry which is of commercial significance is patentable. * * * patentable UK …   Financial and business terms

  • patentable — [ patɑ̃tabl ] adj. • 1791; de patente ♦ Admin. Qui est assujetti à la patente. Commerçant patentable. ● patentable adjectif Qui était sujet à payer patente. patentable [patɑ̃tabl] adj. ÉTYM. 1791; …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Patentable — Pat ent*a*ble, a. Suitable to be patented; capable of being patented. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patentable — Possessing the requisites of utility, novelty, and invention which entitle one to a patent. 40 Am J1st Pat § 21. Referring to a result, together with ingenuity in bringing it about. National Cash Register Co. v Boston Cash Indicator & Recorder Co …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • patentable — patent ► NOUN ▪ a government licence giving an individual or body the sole right to make, use, or sell an invention for a set period. ► ADJECTIVE 1) easily recognizable; obvious. 2) made and marketed under a patent. ► VERB ▪ obtain a patent for.… …   English terms dictionary

  • patentable — adjective see patent III …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • PATENTABLE — adj. des deux genres Qui est sujet à patente …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • patentable — See patentability. * * * …   Universalium

  • patentable — adjective Able to be protected by a patent …   Wiktionary

  • patentable — (pa tan ta bl ) adj. Qui est sujet à patente ; que l on peut soumettre à l impôt appelé patente …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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