patentable

adjective

pat·​ent·​able ˈpat-ᵊn-tə-bəl How to pronounce patentable (audio)
: capable or susceptible of being patented
an idea alone is not patentable
patentability noun

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“Patentable.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/patentable. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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