the present invention

English translation: the invention now being considered or discussed - this invention

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English term or phrase:the present invention
English translation:the invention now being considered or discussed - this invention
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01:59 May 31, 2018
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Law/Patents - Patents
English term or phrase: the present invention
Hi guys, I came across the term "the present invention" many times in patent applications (for ex: https://patents.google.com/patent/US7885887).

My question: "the present invention" means "this invention", right?
I'm talking about the meaning of the adjective "present" here.

Many thanks for your support!

Example context: https://patents.google.com/patent/US7885887

Methods and apparatuses for financing and marketing a creative work
Abstract
The present invention is directed to a system and method for raising financing and/or revenue by artist for a project, where the project may be a creative work of the artist.
Nam Vo
Vietnam
Local time: 08:20
the invention now being considered or discussed - this invention
Explanation:
Yes, the meaning would be the following, (taken from Oxford)

2.1 Now being considered or discussed.

‘the present article cannot answer every question’

More example sentences
‘The present discussion is concerned only with the universal human rights system.’
‘The office issued an Article 14 notice, which now puts the present scheme on hold.’
‘In the main part of the present article we assume that this is always the case.’
‘The present volume aims to provide an answer to this fundamental question.’

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/present

You can see the other examples in the link.

I hope that helps.

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You're welcome! :-)
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Local time: 18:20
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the invention now being considered or discussed - this invention


Explanation:
Yes, the meaning would be the following, (taken from Oxford)

2.1 Now being considered or discussed.

‘the present article cannot answer every question’

More example sentences
‘The present discussion is concerned only with the universal human rights system.’
‘The office issued an Article 14 notice, which now puts the present scheme on hold.’
‘In the main part of the present article we assume that this is always the case.’
‘The present volume aims to provide an answer to this fundamental question.’

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/present

You can see the other examples in the link.

I hope that helps.

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Note added at 1 day 12 hrs (2018-06-01 14:54:18 GMT) Post-grading
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You're welcome! :-)

JohnMcDove
United States
Local time: 18:20
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Thanks very much!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you very much. Now, it's clear.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  EdithK
1 hr
  -> Thank you very much, Edith. :-)

agree  philgoddard: This construction is not used much in modern English.
2 hrs
  -> Thank you very much, Phil. :-)

agree  Jack Doughty
3 hrs
  -> Thank you very much, Jack. :-)

agree  Charles Davis: Pues eso
4 hrs
  -> Muchas gracias, Charles. :-) Como de costumbre, yo dándole a la sinhueso.
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