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invent : (1) to devise by thinking : fabricate (2) to produce (as something useful) for the first time through the use of the imagination or of ingenious thinking and experiment — Webster
invention : (1) a product of the imagination (2) a device, contrivance, or process originated after study and experiment — Webster
Invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process. The invention process is a process within an overall engineering and product development process. It may be an improvement upon a machine or product or a new process for creating an object or a result. An invention that achieves a completely unique function or result may be a radical breakthrough. Such works are novel and not obvious to others skilled in the same field. An inventor may be taking a big step in success or failure.
Some inventions can be patented. A patent legally protects the intellectual property rights of the inventor and legally recognizes that a claimed invention is actually an invention. The rules and requirements for patenting an invention vary from country to country and the process of obtaining a patent is often expensive. — Wikipedia
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
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