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INNOVATION. Change of a thing established for something new.
     2. Innovations are said to be dangerous, as likely to unsettle the common law. Co. Litt. 370, b; Id. 282, b. Certainly no innovations ought to be made by the courts, but as every thing human, is mutable, no legislation can be, or ought to be immutable; changes are required by the alteration of circumstances; amendments, by the imperfections of all human institutions but laws ought never to be changed without great deliberation, and a due consideration of the reasons on which they were founded, as of the circumstances under which they were enacted. Many innovations have been made. in the common law, which philosophy, philanthropy and common sense approve. The destruction of the benefit of clergy; of appeal, in felony; of trial by battle and ordeal; of the right of sanctuary; of the privilege to abjure the realm; of approvement, by which any criminal who could, in a judicial combat, by skill, force or fraud kill his accomplice, secured his own pardon of corruption of blood; of constructive treason; will be sanctioned; by all wise men, and none will desire a return to these barbarisms. The reader is referred to the case of James v. the Commonwealth, 12 Serg. & R. 220, and 225 to 2 Duncan, J., exposes the absurdity of some ancient laws, with much sarcasm.

INNOVATION, Scotch law. The exchange of one obligation for another, so that the second shall come in the place of the first. Bell's Scotch Law Dict. h. t. The same as Novation. (q. v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The annual Innovative Technology Exchange is part of Vizient's Innovative Technology Program that includes product review of supplier-submitted technologies by member-led councils and task forces.
A startup is a person or registered entity in the Philippines that aims to develop an innovative product, process or business model.
Among the benefits and incentives granted to innovative startups and support service providers selected by the DOST, DTI, DICT are the following: registration benefits; grants-in-aid for research, development, and expansion projects to be provided and approved by the Secretary of the granting agency; exemption from fees and charges levied by the national government agencies for the use of equipmeny, facilities or serviced availed by the innovative start up; protection of patents and other proprietary rights of innovative startups and support service providers from infringement; and access to applicable benefits and incentives provided by the Intellectual Property of the Philippines.
Aquino added these benefits and incentives will be provided by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Information and Technology (DICT), and the Department of Trade and Industry under the so-called Innovative Startup Development Program.
Exemption from fees and charges levied by the national government agencies for the use of equipment, facilities, or services availed by the innovative startup
The new body will be aimed at creating conditions for enhancing development of scientific and innovation activities, broad integration of science, education and production, generation and application of new knowledge, effective use of scientific and innovation potential and scientific and laboratory base in the development and implementation of advanced innovative ideas, technologies and projects.
The impact of lower medicine prices in the UAE will be largely negative for innovative drugmakers operating in the UAE, particularly given the uncertainty surrounding the degree of such drug price reductions.
This study aims to measure the relationship between UNITEN KSHAS employees' motivation to undertake entrepreneurship and innovative behavior.
Verrency's services will be delivered via the UPI Wallet, Union Pay's innovative API service.
The third edition of the Innovative Youth Awards was held at the historic Wadudia Hall attended by renowned faces from around the country.
The first contract involves the supply of Innovative Systems branded devices and a key focus has been high quality wireless video delivery.

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