Reduction to Practice

Patent term meaning that the invention is essentially complete. There are two types of reduction to practice, constructive reduction to practice, which means that the invention is completely conceived and described in such a way that it can be practiced by someone of ordinary skill in the art without undue experimentation, and physical or actual reduction to practice in which the invention is applied or physically embodied. In most patent systems, constructive reduction to practice is sufficient to secure a patent.

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