Definition Edit

U.S. patent law Edit

A machine is "a concrete thing, consisting of parts, or of certain devices and combination of devices."[1]

The term machine includes every mechanical device or combination of mechanical powers and devices to perform some function and produce a certain effect or result.[2]

References Edit

  1. Burr v. Duryee, 68 U.S. (1 Wall.) 531, 570 (1863) (full-text). See also MPEP 2105, MPEP 2106, MPEP 2114.
  2. Corning v. Burden, 56 U.S. (15 How.) 252, 267 (1854) (full-text).
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