Definition of "novelty"
  1. A prerequisite for patent approval stating that all major aspects of an invention must be completely new and not disclosed in any previous technology or publication
How to use "novelty" in a sentence
  1. The engineers ensured the novelty of their design by avoiding prior art.
  2. To grant the patent, the lawyer had to demonstrate the novelty of her client's invention.
  3. The novelty of the software was critical to its successful patent application.

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