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00:54 Oct 1, 2008
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Law/Patents - Patents
Additional field(s): Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
English term or phrase: patentability
Definition from Delphion:
The ability of an invention to satisfy the legal requirements for obtaining a patent, including novelty. In some countries certain types of inventions, e.g. computer software and plants, may be unpatentable.

Example sentence(s):
  • The TRIPS agreement not only sets the basic standard for patentability, but also obliges member states to patent micro-organisms as well as micro-biological processes, which shall be dealt in the following pages.
  • There is, at present, no clear definition of what constitutes a "business method" or what makes it different from other types of methods. The traditional view in Europe is that patents protect technical inventions, and "business", being non-technical, therefore should be excluded from patentability. However, with the rise of e-commerce, it has become more difficult to define the boundary between "technical" and "non-technical". This in turn has led to an increase in the number of software patents and business method patents in Europe. ius mentis
  • While the criteria for obtaining a patent may appear subjective, in fact, the criteria for patentability is fairly objective and well defined in patent law. To meet the litmus test of patentability, an idea must satisfy a three-pronged test of novelty, non-obviousness, and utility. Ezine articles
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5 +1(可)专利性
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Definition from wiktionary:

Example sentence(s):
  • 商业软件专利化问题研究 Legal Review on Commercial Software Patentability - ilib2  
  • 【标题】 论商业方法软件的可专利性 【副标题】特别分析美日欧在BMP上的立场和价值取向以及中国的应对策略[1] 【英文标题】The Patentability of Software Related to Business Methods 【英文副标题】Focus on Business Method Patent under the Trilateral-USA,JP,EU and Countermeasure of China - 北大法律信息网  
  • 可专利性条件与筛选 Patentability and Screening - 万方数据  

patentability (plural patentabilities)

1. The state or condition of being patentable.

Dr JM Chen, PhD
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