Possessing the requisites of utility, novelty, and invention which entitle one to a patent. 40 Am J1st Pat § 21. Referring to a result, together with ingenuity in bringing it about. National Cash Register Co. v Boston Cash Indicator & Recorder Co. 156 US 502, 39 L Ed 511, 15 S Ct 434. The machine, process or product is but its material reflex and embodiment. It must be new and shown to be of practical utility in order to be patentable. Smith v Nichols (US) 21 Wall 112, 22 L Ed 566.

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