Reduction to Practice

A “reduction to practice” is the embodiment of the concept of an invention.

Very important:  there are two ways that an invention may be reduced to practice:

1. By producing a physical embodiment of the invention (actual reduction to practice).  For example,

  • for an item of manufacture, provide a prototype or model of the invention.
  • for a method, perform the method and confirm the results.
  • for a composition of matter, synthesize or otherwise produce the composition.

2. By filing a patent application (constructive reduction to practice).