ANALOG

ANALOG

analog. Patents. A different material, usu. a chemical or DNA sequence, that produces the same result as the specified material when used in a certain way. ? To prevent others from free-riding on their innovations without technically infringing their exclusive rights, patent applicants often include analogs in their claims. ¡ª Also spelled analogue. ¡ª Also termed functional analog; equivalent.
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