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INVENTION. A contrivance; a discovery. It is in this sense this word is used in the patent laws of the United States. 17 Pet. 228; S. C. 1 How. U. S. 202. It signifies not something which has been found ready made, but something which, in consequence of art or accident, has been formed; for the invention must relate to some new or useful art, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, not before known or used by others. Act of July 4, 1836, 4 Sharsw. continuation of Story's L. U.S. 2506; 1 Mason, R. 302; 4 Wash. C. C. R. 9. Vide Patent. By invention, the civilians understand the finding of some things which had not been lost; they must either have abandoned, or they must have never belonged to any one, as a pearl found on the sea shore. Lec. Elem Sec. 350.

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran reserves 8th rank in invention record in the US as the Research Institute of the Petroleum Industry (RIPI) reserves the top position for registration of 30 inventions with appalling difference with other companies and research centers of the country.
KUWAIT, June 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti inventor Sheikha Al-Majid took part in an international women inventions fair currently held in South Korea from 16 to 19 June.
Majan said he presented five inventions, three of them new.