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PATENT
PATENTABILITY
PATENT AGENTS
PATENTEE
PATENT CLAIMS
PATENT INFRINGEMENT
PATENT LAW
PATENT SEARCH
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
PROSECUTION HISTORY ESTOPPEL
PROVISIONAL APPLICATION
PARIS CONVENTION
PATENT COOPERATION TREATY
PATENT TERM RESTORATION ACT
PATENTABLE SUBJECT MATTER
PATENT ABSTRACT
PATENT AGENT
PATENT APPLICATIONS
PATENT ATTORNEY
PATENT CASE
PATENT CITATIONS
PATENT CLAIM
PATENT DISCLOSURE
PATENT DRAWING
PATENT DRAWINGS
PATENT FAMILY
PATENT INFORMATION
PATENT OFFICE
PATENT POOL
PATENT PROSECUTION
PLANT PATENT
PATENT RECORD
PATENT APPLICATION
ORIGINAL PATENT
OPEN TO PUBLIC INSPECTION
INDEPENDENT CLAIM
FRAUD ON A PATENT
DOCTRINE OF EQUIVALENTS
DESIGN PATENT
FIRST TO FILE
INVENTION
INVENTORS
MAINTENANCE FEES
OBVIOUSNESS
NOVELTY
PATENTABILITY SEARCH
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Patent

  1. A patent is a document that defines the right by law for inventors and assignees to make use of and exploit their inventions for a limited period of time.
  2. A Patent is a right granted by a national government, upon application, and in exchange for a complete disclosure of an invention.
  3. A patent is a grant of the right to exclude others from making, using or selling an invention. (Web site)

Patentability

  1. Patentability is the ability of an invention to satisfy the legal requirements for obtaining a patent, including novelty. (Web site)
  2. Patentability is a complex area – good advice is essential.
  3. Patentability is a complicated issue that must be addressed by a professional on a case-by-case basis. (Web site)
  4. Patentability is a legal determination and if your invention does not appear to fit the legal requirements, OIPA will not pursue a patent application.
  5. Patentability is based on statutory law and case law. (Web site)

Patent Agents

  1. Patent agents are limited to prosecuting a patent application, i.e., obtaining a patent.
  2. Patent Agents are limited to patent case preparation, filing and prosecution before the Patent Office.
  3. Patent agents are at the cutting edge of science and technology by virtue of the inventions they protect. (Web site)
  4. Patent agents are non-attorneys who are qualified to prepare patent applications and typically have lower rates.
  5. Patent agents are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice and assistance beyond preparing and prosecuting patent applications. (Web site)

Patentee

  1. A patentee is the owner of the patent right.
  2. Patentee was unable to produce a copy of the referenced document.
  3. Patentee: The person to whom a patent issues; in the U.S., the inventor(s) is named, even though the patent may be assigned to another.
  4. The patentee was Johnston and the accused was RES. The patent under question had a claim that required "a sheet of aluminum".
  5. The patentee was thereby prevented from asserting that the claims of the latter patent covered a capacitor without metallization.

Patent Claims

  1. Patent claims are arguably the most important aspect of an application since they define the scope of protection afforded the invention.
  2. Patent claims are designed to put the public on notice as to the extent of the coverage of the patent.
  3. Patent claims are full of terms like "means" this, and "said" that "coupled" to the "said" other thing.
  4. Patent claims are often amended during prosecution, see Robert P. Merges, Patent Law and Policy 51 (3d ed. (Web site)
  5. Patent claims are ordinarily of varying scope, from broad to narrow.

Patent Infringement

  1. Patent infringement is a factual question.
  2. Patent infringement is a great concern to hopeful patent applicants.
  3. Patent infringement is a larger problem than many companies, businesses, and organizations realize.
  4. Patent infringement is a result of lack of acquiescence and patent and inventor.
  5. Patent infringement is a serious offense in the United States.

Patent Law

  1. Patent Law is a very dynamic and complicated area of the law. (Web site)
  2. Patent Law is an in-demand and highly lucrative field. (Web site)
  3. Patent law is a career open to all biologists, chemists, engineers, computer scientists and many other science and technology professionals.
  4. Patent law is a complex (arguably the most complex) set of laws in the land.
  5. Patent law is a creature of the national law.

Patent Search

  1. A Patent Search is a thorough search of all patents on file at the U.S. Patent office for a particular idea, product, or invention. (Web site)
  2. A patent search is a crucial step during the early development phase of a new product.
  3. A patent search is a good idea but it costs money upfront. (Web site)
  4. A patent search is a more specialized task than a trademark search, because to conduct a thorough patent search really requires thought and analysis. (Web site)
  5. A patent search is a more specialized task than a trademark search, because to conduct a thourough patent search really requires thought and analysis. (Web site)

Intellectual Property

  1. Also unfortunate in the CDDL is its use of the term "intellectual property". (Web site)
  2. However, various schools of thought are critical of the term "intellectual property".
  3. Intellectual Property is a category of intangible rights protecting potentially valuable products of the human intellect (Black's Law Dictionary). (Web site)
  4. Intellectual Property is a general term that includes patents, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, and know-how.
  5. Intellectual Property is a legal, publicly declared grant of a monopolistic position.

Prosecution History Estoppel

  1. Prosecution history estoppel is a legal question subject to de novo review on appeal. (Web site)
  2. Prosecution history estoppel is a legal question that is subject to de novo review by this court. (Web site)
  3. Prosecution history estoppel is a question of law that we review de novo on appeal.
  4. Prosecution history estoppel is a question of law that we review de novo.
  5. Prosecution history estoppel is a well-established limitation on the scope of permissible equivalents to a patent claim.

Provisional Application

  1. A Provisional Application is a way to file a patent application without some of the formalities involved in the usual patent process. (Web site)
  2. A provisional application is a basic filing that discloses the invention. (Web site)
  3. A provisional application is a device that lets an inventor file a disclosure of an invention, without claims. (Web site)
  4. A provisional application is a mechanism that in effect shifts the effective term of patent protection.
  5. A provisional application is a new type of patent application implemented by the GATT legislation.

Paris Convention

  1. The Paris Convention is a treaty that provides reciprocal patent filing rights between various countries.
  2. The Paris Convention is a treaty to which the U.S. is a party and is codified at 21 U.S.T. 1583.
  3. The Paris Convention is a treaty, adhered to by about 130 countries, which helps those who wish to obtain patent protection in more than one country. (Web site)
  4. The Paris Convention is the oldest and most widely used of the agreements.

Patent Cooperation Treaty

  1. The Patent Cooperation Treaty is a major step toward that important goal.
  2. The Patent Cooperation Treaty is an International treaty administered by the WIPO, which was concluded in Washington in 1970 and came into force in 1978. (Web site)
  3. The Patent Cooperation Treaty is an agreement for international cooperation in the field of patents.
  4. The Patent Cooperation Treaty is an international agreement for a person to file patent applications.
  5. The Patent Cooperation Treaty was negotiated at a diplomatic conference in Washington, D.C., in June of 1970. (Web site)

Patent Term Restoration Act

  1. The right to a patent term extension based upon regulatory review is the result of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984, Pub. (Web site)
  2. The date of enactment of the Generic Animal Drug and Patent Term Restoration Act, referred to in subsec.

Patentable Subject Matter

  1. Generally speaking, there are three broad categories of patentable subject matter: processes, machines and articles of manufacture and use.
  2. Flook (1978), holding that mathematical algorithms were not patentable subject matter. (Web site)
  3. In the U.S., the expansion of patentable subject matter, while still controversial, is considered fait accompli.

Patent Abstract

  1. A patent Abstract is a general description of the invention. (Web site)
  2. Patent Abstract: The present invention is useful for assembling a book. (Web site)

Patent Agent

  1. A patent agent is a member of a small profession qualified by examination in the intellectual property law of the United Kingdom and abroad.
  2. A patent agent is a person licensed to represent clients in front of the US patent office. (Web site)
  3. A patent agent is a person licensed to represent inventors in front of the US patent office.
  4. A patent agent is a person who is registered at the Canadian Patent Office ( CPO) to represent inventors and their interests. (Web site)
  5. A patent agent is a specialist in preparing and following a patent application through the entire patent process. (Web site)

Patent Applications

  1. Patent applications are NOT the same as granted patents. (Web site)
  2. Patent applications are accompanied by a description of the item to be patented. (Web site)
  3. Patent applications are confidential at the early stages. (Web site)
  4. Patent applications are examined after a Request for Examination is filed.
  5. Patent applications are examined for both technical and legal merit. (Web site)

Patent Attorney

  1. A patent attorney is a member of a small profession qualified by examination in the intellectual property law of the United Kingdom and abroad. (Web site)
  2. A patent attorney is a member of a specialised legal profession qualified to write, obtain and advise clients about patents.
  3. A Patent Attorney is a lawyer with adequate technical background (i.e.
  4. A patent attorney is a lawyer who has passed an examination given by the patent office and has met certain minimum requirements of technical education.
  5. A patent attorney is a member of the state bar, as well as being registered with the "patent bar," while a patent agent is not a member of a state bar.

Patent Case

  1. The patent case is a reminder that the game is about information and knowledge warfare.
  2. In the eyes of the jury, the decisive event in the trial of a patent case is often the cross examination of the inventor or expert witness.
  3. Under this interpretation of eBay, balancing the equitable factors in a patent case will almost always result in a permanent injunction.

Patent Citations

  1. Patent citations are also more frequent when the citing region belongs to the same linguistic group as the cited region. (Web site)
  2. Patent citations are commonly used as an indicator of technology spillovers.
  3. Patent citations are used to represent this quality. (Web site)
  4. Patent citations are widely used by economists (and others) in empirical analysis. (Web site)

Patent Claim

  1. A PATENT CLAIM is a legal statement in a patent that concisely and precisely defines the invention and the limits of your ownership. (Web site)
  2. A patent claim is a boundary marking of technology in legal wrapping.
  3. A patent claim is a one sentence definition of a given invention.
  4. A patent claim is a single sentence describing the invention as claimed by the inventor(s). (Web site)
  5. A patent claim is a statement of a novel and useful developed process, apparatus, or chemical composition.

Patent Disclosure

  1. As a practical matter to the calculator collector, the patent disclosure will contain a wealth of information about a calculator design. (Web site)
  2. I'm not sure how much benefit software engineers will get from the average patent disclosure.
  3. In some cases, convening a PAG before a specific patent disclosure is made may be useful. (Web site)

Patent Drawing

  1. Patent Drawing: The applicant shall furnish a drawing where necessary for the understanding of the subject matter to be patented.
  2. Patent drawing is a requirement by law for patent applications in order to understand the nature of the invention.

Patent Drawings

  1. Patent drawings are a mandatory part of any patent application. (Web site)
  2. Patent drawings are critical to any Patent application.
  3. Patent drawings are illustrations of your invention. (Web site)
  4. Patent drawings are there to offer understanding of how the invention works and to point out what is novel or new about an invention. (Web site)
  5. Patent drawings are translated and can be lettered again if required.

Patent Family

  1. A patent family is a set of individual patents granted by various countries.
  2. A patent family is a set of patents, which have one or more Priority Numbers in common.
  3. A patent family is all the patents and patent applications resulting from a specific patent application.
  4. A patent family is the same invention disclosed by a common inventor(s) and patented in more than one country.

Patent Information

  1. Patent information is a vast resource of technological, commercial, and competitor intelligence, much of which is not published in other documents.
  2. Patent information is the name we give to the technical information you find in patent documents, plus any legal information about them. (Web site)

Patent Office

  1. A patent office is a governmental or intergovernmental organization which controls the issue of patents. (Web site)
  2. The Patent Office was in a state of great confusion when Judge Mason assumed its administration. (Web site)

Patent Pool

  1. A patent pool is a cooperative arrangement between multiple holders of patents that are necessary to make a product. (Web site)
  2. A patent pool is an agreement between two or more patent owners to license one or more of their patents to one another or third parties. (Web site)
  3. A patent pool is an arrangement among multiple patent holders to aggregate their patents. (Web site)
  4. The patent pool is a collection of all the essential intellectual property that is required for 1394 implementation. (Web site)

Patent Prosecution

  1. PATENT PROSECUTION - The process for obtaining a patent from a governmental patent office. (Web site)
  2. PATENT PROSECUTION is the negotiation between the patent applicant and the Patent Office to obtain the maximum breadth of claims deserved. (Web site)
  3. Patent prosecution is a relatively complex matter, and most inventors are not well versed in it. (Web site)
  4. Patent prosecution is a very strong practice area in Phoenix. (Web site)
  5. Patent prosecution is an open-ended process and thus I cannot guarantee a fixed price for the entire process.

Plant Patent

  1. A plant patent is a patent granted for the development or discovery of certain types of plants.
  2. A plant patent is a patent issued for newly invented strains of asexually reproducing plants. (Web site)
  3. A plant patent is a patent that is issued in the USA to an inventor of a new, vegetative propagated plant variety. (Web site)
  4. PLANT PATENT - A patent dealing with a distinct and new variety of asexually reproduced plant. (Web site)
  5. Plant Patent: A plant patent protects the rights of an individual who asexually reproduces a plant with distinctive qualities.

Patent Record

  1. Each patent record is a bibliographic reference containing a patent abstract, classification codes, patent citations and standard identifying metadata.
  2. Clicking the "Full Text" button in the upper left corner of the patent record will take you to the full text.
  3. After you have conducted a search, the results are presented in an easy-to-read title list, with hyperlinks to the full DWPI patent record.

Patent Application

  1. A "patent Application" is a document which a person files with a national government requesting that a patent be granted covering a particular invention. (Web site)
  2. A patent application is a complex legal document and needs professional care.
  3. A patent application is a complex legal document that describes an invention in detail.
  4. A patent application is a complex legal document, best prepared by one trained to draft such documents.
  5. A patent application is a complex legal document, best prepared by one trained to prepare such documents. (Web site)

Original Patent

  1. The original patent was generally relating to Apple’s original iMac (Bubble) which lit up and was available in various colors. (Web site)
  2. The original patent was set to expire this year, making it available for free.

Open To Public Inspection

  1. Section 1.12 Assignment records open to public inspection. (Web site)
  2. The European Patent Register shall be open to public inspection. (Web site)
  3. Patent applications filed since October 1, 1989, are open to public inspection.

Independent Claim

  1. An Independent Claim is a claim that has no dependency upon another claim within an application. (Web site)
  2. An independent claim is a claim that does not refer to any other claim of the patent.
  3. An independent claim is a complete description of the invention in and of itself. (Web site)
  4. An independent claim is a self-contained description of the invention.
  5. An independent claim is one that is not dependent upon another claim . (Web site)

Fraud On A Patent

  1. Co., Inc. v Linde Air Products Co., 339 US 605, 608 (1950) ("The essence of the doctrine is that one may not practice a fraud on a patent."). (Web site)
  2. The Supreme Court applied the doctrine of equivalents in Graver Tank to prevent "fraud on a patent," 339 U.S. at 608, 70 S.Ct.
  3. Second, the investment factor serves to ensure that the alleged infringer does not practice a fraud on a patent. (Web site)

Doctrine of Equivalents

  1. The doctrine of equivalents is a mechanism for a patentee to establish infringement of the patent rights. (Web site)
  2. The doctrine of equivalents is a principle applied when determining potential infringement of a patent.
  3. The U.S Courts have developed a claim interpretation method similar to that of "pith and substance" called the "doctrine of equivalents". (Web site)
  4. The doctrine of equivalents is a common law concept borne out of American jurisprudence.
  5. The doctrine of equivalents is a judicial construction which recognizes the frailties of the written word. (Web site)

Design Patent

  1. A "design patent" is one in which the invention is purely visual; it is based solely on the look of the item. (Web site)
  2. A Design Patent is for both ornamentation of an article of manufacture and the shape of an article of manufacture.
  3. A design patent is a particular type of patent.
  4. A design patent is a patent granted for a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.
  5. A design patent is a patent that covers the ornamental design of an object.

First To File

  1. First to File: A system in which the first person to file a patent application on a patentable invention will be awarded a patent.
  2. First to file is a huge disaster for small entities and a great asset to the well healed crooks.
  3. First to file is a very simple system. (Web site)
  4. First to file: The applicant who is the first to file an application for an invention will be awarded the patent over all others. (Web site)

Invention

  1. An Invention is any new article, machine, composition or process or new use developed by a human.
  2. An invention is a conception of an idea that is diligently reduced to practice.
  3. An invention is a new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, composition of matter, or related improvement.
  4. An invention is a new device, method or process developed from study or experimentation.
  5. An invention is a new idea for a useful application.

Inventors

  1. Inventors are also encouraged to maintain conventional witnessed records, drawings, sketches, etc., as evidence of the date of conception of the invention. (Web site)
  2. Inventors are also required in the patent application to disclose the "best mode" for making or using the patented invention. (Web site)
  3. Inventors are asked to list knowledgeable faculty when they fill out the invention disclosure form.
  4. Inventors are better tinkering in there basements, not sitting in a board room trying to run a manufacturing company. (Web site)
  5. Inventors are different from the rest of us; they look at the world slightly differently, which allows them to create new ideas.

Maintenance Fees

  1. Maintenance Fees are paid with in-game credits and cover the basic utilities and upkeep for player structures in the galaxy.
  2. Maintenance fees are a relatively new phenomenon in the U.S., having been instituted in 1982. (Web site)
  3. Maintenance fees are assessed at 3, 7 and 11 years of the term to continue federal protection.
  4. Maintenance fees are due 3 ½, 7 ½ and 11 ½ years from the issue date of the patent.
  5. Maintenance fees are due 3.5 years, 7.5 years, and 11.5 years after a patent issues.

Obviousness

  1. Obviousness is a complicated subject requiring sophisticated analysis, and no single case lays out all facets of the legal test. (Web site)
  2. Obviousness is a critical element to patentability, and can be found in Title 35, Section 103.
  3. Obviousness is a determination of law based on underlying determinations of fact.
  4. Obviousness is a legal conclusion based on findings of fact. (Web site)
  5. Obviousness is a legal conclusion based on underlying findings of fact.

Novelty

  1. Novelty - To be patentable an invention must be "new".
  2. Novelty - the invention must not have been made publicly available (ie.
  3. Novelty : An invention will be considered novel if it does not form a part of the state of the art.
  4. Novelty : An invention will be considered novel if it does not form the state of the art.
  5. Novelty is a fundamental requirement and an undisputed condition of patentability.

Patentability Search

  1. A patentability search is a search for evidence, called prior art, that your invention is not patentable.
  2. A patentability search is a search for prior art that would indicate that invention is not patentable because the invention is either not new or obvious. (Web site)
  3. A patentability search is a search of all prior art to determine if the invention has already been publicly disclosed.
  4. A patentability search is a search to establish if the invention which is proposed to be patented has already been patented by someone else.
  5. A patentability search is generally a search of pto records to attempt to locate prior art.

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