The [patentability] tag is supposed to be for questions about patentability law — i.e. Questions about what conditions must be met for a patent to be held valid. But the [patentability] tags is quickly becoming the go-to tag for any post asking about specific patents.

I suspect this is because folks try and tag their questions p-a-t-e-n-t … and this is the first thing that pops up.

I suggest renaming the [patentability] tag to disambiguate it as a "law-related" tag.

  • [patentability-law]?
    – Ben Brocka
    Oct 1, 2012 at 22:38

2 Answers 2




would be more explicit.



This explicitly marks these questions as legal issues and interpretation of law.

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