Invention To «invent» is to create or devise something new. Derived from the Latin «invenire» which means to find or come upon an «invention» must be more than just a discovery. -w-%- The definition of an invention is determined by the Law on inventions: invention – a technical solution allowing to resolve specific problems in industry and other spheres of activity; Generally, an invention is a new, useful, and non-obvious process, machine, or product. It is also a new, useful, and non-obvious improvement of a process, machine, or product.