alien, anomalous, bizarre, different, distinctive, eccentric, exceptional, extraordinary, foreign, fresh, innovative, inusitate, irregular, modern, neoteric, neoterical, new, newly come, nonconformist, novus, odd, original, peculiar, quaint, rare, recent, singular, strange, uncharacteristic, uncommon, unconventional, uncustomary, unfamiliar, unheard of, unique, unordinary, unorthodox, unprecedented, untested, untried, unused, unusual, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute
associated concepts: novel question of law
different, noteworthy, original (creative), portentous (eliciting amazement), recent, unaccustomed, uncommon, unique, unprecedented, unusual
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
Under sections 1 and 2 of the Patents Act 1977, an invention must be new to be patentable. It will not be considered new if the information was disclosed to the public anywhere in the world before the priority date. The few exceptions to this rule include where the disclosure was made in breach of confidence, and disclosure at certain types of exhibitions. In either case, the patent application must be made within six months of the disclosure.
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