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The discovery is the recognition of given connections. The discovery does not define a new rule for technical action (as the invention does), but shows something pre-existing. The discovery thus lacks the final character of action and is therefore not patentable in itself. However, the discovery can form the basis for a patentable invention.

Term-Nr.: 289

German: Entdeckung (304)

Source: LK-Lötscher, 11.05.2020

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