Industrial Applicability [Patent Law] Law and Legal Definition

According to patent law, industrial applicability of an invention is a patentability requirement and generally patents are granted for inventions that can be used in some kinds of industries. Industrial applicability is also known as industrial application.

Generally, an invention can be patentable, if it possesses factors like novelty and inventive step. Nevertheless, industrial applicability is also an additional requirement for patentability of inventions. The lack of industrial applicability will result in revocation of a patent. However, according to U.S. patent law, utility requirement is used instead of industrial application.