- improvement patent
- A term applied to the vast majority of patents and covering discoveries made in the fields where others have already labored but have failed to obtain that state of perfection which frequently follows experience, further study, and experimentation. Northwest Engineering Corp. v Keystone Driller Co. (CA7 Wis) 70 F2d 13.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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