If the new association is a combination, it is patentable, but if it is a mere aggregation, it is unpatentable.
Except that the disk is a patentable thing, and on that he has a patent.
And do you know there has not been a patentable improvement made upon that devil for six thousand years.
It was estimated that this iron-clad vessel contained at least forty patentable contrivances.
A Patent Attorney, must, of very necessity, be disposed to find practically everything submitted to him "to be patentable."
A machine-made article therefore is not patentable simply because it is thus made, and no longer by hand.
An idea, principle or law of nature is not patentable, but only the means for utilizing the idea or principle.
The mechanical details are rarely of great importance as far as the patentable feap.
I'll show them yet that my application of the gyroscope is patentable.
Indeed everybody, these days, in the factories, is on the lookout for patentable improvements.
late 14c., "open letter or document from some authority," shortened form of Anglo-French lettre patent (also in Medieval Latin (litteræ) patentes), literally "open letter" (late 13c.), from Old French patente (see patent (adj.).
The Letters Patent were ... written upon open sheets of parchment, with the Great Seal pendent at the bottom ... [while] the 'Litteræ Clausæ,' or Letters Close, ... being of a more private nature, and addressed to one or two individuals only, were closed or folded up and sealed on the outside. [S.R. Scargill-Bird, "A Guide to the Principal Classes of Documents at the Public Record Office," 1891]Meaning "a license covering an invention" is from 1580s.
"to obtain right to land," 1670s, from patent (n.). The meaning "copyright an invention" is first recorded 1822, from earlier meaning "obtain exclusive right or monopoly" (1789), a privilege granted by the Crown via letters patent. Related: Patented; patenting.
late 14c., in letters patent, literally "open letter," from Old French patente, from Latin patentum (nominative patens) "open, lying open," present participle of patere "lie open, be open," from PIE *pete- "to spread" (see pace (n.)). Sense of "open to view, plain, clear" is first recorded c.1500. Related: Patently.
patent pat·ent (pāt'nt)
A grant made by a government that confers upon the creator of an invention the sole right to make, use, and sell that invention for a set period of time.
An invention protected by such a grant.
Of, relating to, or being a nonprescription drug or other medical preparation that is often protected by a trademark.
(pāt'nt) Not blocked; open.
(pāt'nt ) Spreading open; expanded.
To obtain a patent on or for something, such as an invention.
To invent, originate, or be the proprietor of an idea.
To grant a patent to somone or for something.