Definition of "usefulness"
  1. A requirement for a utility patent that mandates the patented invention to serve a functional purpose, regardless of whether it's novel or a minor modification
How to use "usefulness" in a sentence
  1. John's patent application was rejected due to a lack of demonstrated usefulness in his invention.
  2. Due to its high degree of usefulness, the newly modified device was granted a utility patent.
  3. To avoid her patent being invalidated, Maria had to prove the usefulness of her invention.

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