Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The originator of an invention.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One who finds out or contrives some new thing; one who devises some new art, manufacture, mechanical appliance or process; one who invents a patentable contrivance. See Sparkman v. Higgins, 22 Fed. Cas. 879; Henderson v. Tompkins (C. Ct) 60 Fed. 764