Simple English definitions for legal terms

subject matter

Read a random definition: Uniform Principal and Income Act

A quick definition of subject matter:

Subject matter refers to the topic or issue that is being discussed or disputed. It can also refer to something that is being claimed as a right or duty. In some cases, it may be related to something that can be patented.

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: Subject matter refers to the topic or issue that is being discussed or disputed. It can also refer to the thing in which a right or duty has been asserted.

Example: In a court case, the subject matter would be the dispute between the two parties. For example, if someone is suing another person for breach of contract, the subject matter would be the terms of the contract and whether or not they were violated.

Patentable Subject Matter: This refers to the types of inventions that can be patented. For example, a new machine or process may be considered patentable subject matter, while a natural phenomenon or abstract idea may not be.

Example: A new type of smartphone would be considered patentable subject matter, as it is a tangible invention that can be patented. However, a mathematical formula or a theory would not be considered patentable subject matter, as they are abstract ideas that cannot be patented.

Overall, subject matter is an important concept in many fields, including law, science, and the arts. It helps to define the scope of a discussion or dispute, and can determine what types of inventions can be protected by patents.

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like it's crazy
i've heard great things about UVA! I visited upenn and hated it so much / felt so uncomfy there and the starbucks by campus got robbed while i was there waiting for my tour to start lol
@OptimisticOutlier That sounds terrible, I'm sorry you had to experience that lol. Can I ask what made you feel uncomfortable? Like the sketchy vibes of the city or like the camp\us itself etc.?
penn is in a nice area
right next to drexel
it was campus itself, honestly i can't explain what it actually is. I felt the same way when I was touring schools for undergrad, pretty much pulled up to upenn and told my mom i knew i didn't like it and didn't need to take the tour lol
would argue with the nice area piece lol i think all of philly is kinda scary, someone pulled a gun on my team while we were down for a football game at upenn and walking around at night
but that said, i'm pretty happy i moved to pa after school and i know lots of people love upenn!
dear god is that sketchy
definetly safer than how its being described
people are absolutely crwzy
yeah yeah will 10000% agree i've had like bad outlier experiences lol
u are the optimistic outlier after all
how do i tell my boss im quitting and need to take off on monday (visiting ND on monday to meet with dean and check the vibes, was gonna put in my 2 weeks regardless
i luv being an art hoe snob
believe it or not i didn’t miss any calls
Lol all of philly is a dumpster fire
Yet i am moving there for law school in 14 days lol
@OptimisticOutlier: congratulations!!!
I live in that area. It isn't bad at all
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