Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Some Thoughts on Inventors as Lexographers

Inventor Lexographer

On New Words

'If the inventory of ready-made words in our language determines which concepts you are able to understand, how would you ever learn anything new?'

Guy Deutscher, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Languages, Linguistics, and Cultures at the University of Manchester.

On Words and Inventions

"...a patentee or applicant is free to be his or her own lexicographer, a patentee or applicant may use terms in a manner contrary to or inconsistent with one or more of their ordinary meanings if the written description clearly redefines the terms."
USPTO Manual of Patent Examination