Patent Terms Glossary
A document in which an applicant for patent declares, under penalty of fine or imprisonment, or both (18 USC 1001), that he or she is the original or sole inventor.
To make, use or sell the patented item or process within the country covered by the patent, without permission or license from the patentee.
One who stands for or acts on behalf of another. A patent attorney or patent agent may represent the inventors named in a patent application.
Set out the provisions and requirements in relation to the filing and processing of the international (patent) application under the PCT.
Nonprovisional Patent Application
An application for patent filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) that includes all patent applications (i.e., utility, design, plant, and reissue) except provisional applications.
An applicant who wants to contest a final refusal from an examining attorney may file an appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
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