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== U.S. patent law ==
'''Composition of matter''' "has been construed consistent with the common usage to include 'all compositions of two or more substances and . . . all composite articles, whether they be the results of chemical union, or of mechanical mixture, or whether they be gases, fluids, powers or solids.'"<ref>[[Diamond v. Chakrabarty]], 447 U.S. 303, 308, 206 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 193 (1980)(citation omitted)([http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3095713882675765791&q=447+U.S.+303&hl=en&as_sdt=2002 full-text]).</ref>
 
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A '''composition of matter''' is one of the statutory classes of invention.<ref>35 U.S.C. §101.</ref>
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{{Quote|[It] has been construed consistent with the common usage to include 'all compositions of two or more substances and . . . all composite articles, whether they be the results of chemical union, or of mechanical mixture, or whether they be gases, fluids, powers or solids.'<ref>[[Diamond v. Chakrabarty]], 447 U.S. 303, 308, 206 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 193 (1980)(citation omitted) ([http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3095713882675765791&q=447+U.S.+303&hl=en&as_sdt=2002 full-text]). ''See also'' [[MPEP]] 2105, [[MPEP]] 2106.</ref>}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 07:30, 19 November 2010

U.S. patent law[]

A composition of matter is one of the statutory classes of invention.[1]

[It] has been construed consistent with the common usage to include 'all compositions of two or more substances and . . . all composite articles, whether they be the results of chemical union, or of mechanical mixture, or whether they be gases, fluids, powers or solids.'[2]

References[]

  1. 35 U.S.C. §101.
  2. Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 U.S. 303, 308, 206 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 193 (1980)(citation omitted) (full-text). See also MPEP 2105, MPEP 2106.