Invention

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An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process.wikipedia
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Patent

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A patent legally protects the intellectual property rights of the inventor and legally recognizes that a claimed invention is actually an invention.
A patent gives its owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, and importing an invention for a limited period of time, usually twenty years.

Inventive step and non-obviousness

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Such works are novel and not obvious to others skilled in the same field.
The inventive step and non-obviousness reflect a general patentability requirement present in most patent laws, according to which an invention should be sufficiently inventive—i.e., non-obvious—in order to be patented.

Innovation

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Another meaning of invention is cultural invention, which is an innovative set of useful social behaviours adopted by people and passed on to others.
Innovation is related to, but not the same as, invention, as innovation is more apt to involve the practical implementation of an invention (i.e. new/improved ability) to make a meaningful impact in the market or society, and not all innovations require an invention.

Person having ordinary skill in the art

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Such works are novel and not obvious to others skilled in the same field.
He or she mainly serves as a reference for determining, or at least evaluating, whether an invention is non-obvious or not (in U.S. patent law), or involves an inventive step or not (in European patent laws).

Novelty (patent)

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An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process.
An invention is not new and therefore not patentable if it was known to the public before the filing date of the patent application, or before its date of priority if the applicant claims priority of an earlier patent application.

Creativity

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Invention is also an important component of artistic and design creativity.
The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition, or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a literary work, or a painting).

Inventor's notebook

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In addition, many inventors keep records of their working process - notebooks, photos, etc., including Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Evangelista Torricelli, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.
An inventor's notebook is used by inventors, scientists and engineers to record their ideas, invention process, experimental tests and results and observations.

Timeline for invention in the arts

The Timeline for invention in the arts lists the most notable artistic inventors
Timelines of inventions display the development and progression of art, design, architecture, music and literature

Patentability

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While some inventions in the arts are patentable, others are not because they cannot fulfill the strict requirements governments have established for granting them.
Within the context of a national or multilateral body of law, an invention is patentable if it meets the relevant legal conditions to be granted a patent.

Independent inventor

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Independent inventor
An independent inventor is a person who creates inventions independently, rather than for an employer.

List of inventions named after people

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List of inventions named after people
This is a list of inventions followed by name of the inventor (or whomever else it is named after).

Heroic theory of invention and scientific development

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Heroic theory of invention and scientific development
The heroic theory of invention and scientific development is the hypothesis that the principal authors of inventions and scientific discoveries are unique heroic individuals – "great scientists" or "geniuses."

Invention promotion firm

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Invention promotion firm
An invention promotion firm or invention submission corporation provides services to inventors to help them develop or market their inventions.

Lemelson–MIT Prize

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Lemelson-MIT Prize
The winner receives $500,000, making it the largest cash prize for invention in the U.S.

Timeline of historic inventions

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Timeline of historic inventions
The timeline of historic inventions is a chronological list of particularly important or significant technological inventions and the people who created the inventions.

National Inventors Hall of Fame

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National Inventors Hall of Fame
The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) is an American not-for-profit organization which recognizes individual engineers and inventors who hold a U.S. patent of highly significant technology.

Directive on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions

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Directive on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions
of biotechnological inventions, including plant varieties (as legally defined) and human genes.

Discovery (observation)

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Discovery (observation)
Some discoveries lead to the invention of objects, processes, or techniques.

Patent model

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Patent model
A patent model was a handmade miniature model no larger than 12" by 12" by 12" (approximately 30 cm by 30 cm by 30 cm) that showed how an invention works. It was one of the most interesting early features of the United States patent system.

Multiple discovery

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Multiple discovery
What holds for discoveries, also goes for inventions.

Inventors' Day

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Inventors' Day
The Inventors' Day (Tag der Erfinder) in the German-speaking countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland is celebrated on 9 November, the birthday of the Austrian-born inventor and Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr whose main invention was the frequency-hopped spread spectrum 1942.

INPEX

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Creativity techniques

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List of prolific inventors

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List of prolific inventors
# of patents: This is the number of utility patents that have been issued. Only utility patents (or the international equivalent) are listed, as a utility patent is a patent for an invention. Not all patents are for inventions. Other patent types include: design patents for the ornamental design of an object; plant patents for plant varieties; and reissue patents, where a correction is made to an already granted patent. This list does not include patent applications (patents pending) as there is no guarantee that a patent application actually describes a novel invention until the patent is granted.

Machine

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An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process.