unpatentable

adjective
un·​pat·​ent·​able | \ ˌən-ˈpa-tᵊn-tə-bəl How to pronounce unpatentable (audio) , British also -ˈpā- \

Definition of unpatentable

: unable to be patented : not patentable an unpatentable invention

Examples of unpatentable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During that challenge before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a panel of three administrative patent judges sided with Smith & Nephew and found Arthrex's claims unpatentable. Jessica Gresko, Star Tribune, 21 June 2021 During that challenge before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a panel of three administrative patent judges sided with Smith & Nephew and found Arthrex's claims unpatentable. Jessica Gresko, Star Tribune, 21 June 2021 During that challenge before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a panel of three administrative patent judges sided with Smith & Nephew and found Arthrex's claims unpatentable. Jessica Gresko, Star Tribune, 21 June 2021 During that challenge before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a panel of three administrative patent judges sided with Smith & Nephew and found Arthrex's claims unpatentable. Jessica Gresko, Star Tribune, 21 June 2021 During that challenge before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a panel of three administrative patent judges sided with Smith & Nephew and found Arthrex's claims unpatentable. Jessica Gresko, Star Tribune, 21 June 2021 During that challenge before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a panel of three administrative patent judges sided with Smith & Nephew and found Arthrex's claims unpatentable. Jessica Gresko, Star Tribune, 21 June 2021 During that challenge before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a panel of three administrative patent judges sided with Smith & Nephew and found Arthrex's claims unpatentable. Jessica Gresko, Star Tribune, 21 June 2021 During that challenge before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a panel of three administrative patent judges sided with Smith & Nephew and found Arthrex's claims unpatentable. Jessica Gresko, Star Tribune, 21 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unpatentable

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpatentable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpatentable. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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unpatentable

adjective
un·​pat·​ent·​able | \ ˌən-ˈpat-ᵊn-tə-bəl \

Legal Definition of unpatentable

: not patentable

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