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An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process. The invention process is a process within an overall engineering and product development process. It may be an improvement upon a machine or product or a new process for creating an object or a result. An invention that achieves a completely unique function or result may be a radical breakthrough. Such works are novel and not obvious to others skilled in the same field. An inventor may be taking a big step toward success or failure.

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Organizations relating to Invention

Budapest Union for the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1977
Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1963
International Patent Cooperation Union / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1978
Convention on Patents of Invention, Drawings and Industrial Models, Trademarks, and Literary and Artistic Property / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1906
Institute for Social Inventions / London, UK / Est. 1985
International Federation of Inventors' Associations / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1968
Treaty on Patents of Invention / Est. 1889
Energy Cities / Besançon, France
Convention on Inventions, Patents, Designs and Industrial Models / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1910
World Intellectual Property Organization / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1967
Treaty on Patents of Invention, Industrial Drawings and Models and Trademarks / Est. 1902
Agreement on Patents and Privileges of Invention / Est. 1911
Agreement as to Disposition of Rights in Atomic Energy Inventions / Est. 1956
Inventors Workshop International Education Foundation / Santa Barbara CA, USA / Est. 1971
Convention for the Protection of Patents of Invention, Designs and Industrial Models / Est. 1910
Agreement for the Mutual Safeguarding of Secrecy of Inventions Relating to Defence and for Which Applications for Patents Have Been Made / Est. 1960
Global Women Inventor and Innovator Network / London, UK / Est. 1998
European Union Women Inventors and Innovators Network / Est. 2006
World Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association / Seoul, Korea Rep / Est. 2008

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