Simple English definitions for legal terms

new and useful

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A quick definition of new and useful:

A new and useful invention can be patented if it is something that has never been done before and has a practical purpose. A patent is a special right given by the government to the inventor, which allows them to stop others from making, using, or selling their invention for a certain amount of time. There are different types of patents, such as design patents for how something looks and utility patents for how something works. A patent is like an agreement between the inventor and the public, where the inventor shares their invention with everyone in exchange for the exclusive right to control it for a while.

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: In the context of patents, an invention must be both new and useful to be patentable. Novelty means that the invention is not already known or publicly disclosed, while usefulness means that the invention has some practical application or benefit.

Example: A new type of smartphone that has a longer battery life and a faster processor would be considered new and useful, and therefore eligible for a patent. On the other hand, an idea for a perpetual motion machine that violates the laws of physics would not be considered useful and would not be patentable.

Explanation: The example of the smartphone illustrates an invention that is both new and useful, as it offers practical benefits to consumers. In contrast, the perpetual motion machine example is not useful because it cannot actually be built or used to perform any useful function. Therefore, it would not meet the requirements for patentability.

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