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Is Your Invention Patentable?

December
2020

An invention may be patentable if it is new, useful, and nonobvious.

Chemical engineers are continually exploring new ways to solve problems. Typically, those solutions involve patentable inventions. For example, Frances Arnold (California Institute of Technology), recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is listed as an inventor on more than 60 U.S. patents. She is also a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Inventions come in many different forms, especially in the chemical process industries (CPI). Chemical engineers must be aware of what makes an invention patentable. This article introduces the patent process and describes the conditions that make inventions patentable...

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