Patent Terms Glossary
An application for patent filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) that includes all types of patent applications (i.e., utility, design, plant, and reissue) except provisional applications.
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Writer of an article, chapter or other complete work.
WIPO is responsible for the promotion of the protection of intellectual property throughout the world and for the administration of various multilateral treaties dealing with the legal and administrative aspects of intellectual property.
Notice of Allowability
A notification to the patent applicant that the application has been placed in condition for allowance.
Workflow diagrams are a formal way to identify procedural steps and the logic employed in a process used to complete a task or job. Workflow diagrams include each interim step and product(s).
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A patent protects your invention.
A patent for an invention is a grant of rights by the U.S. Government through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent grant excludes others from making, using, or selling the invention in the United States. The terms "Patent Pending" and "Patent Applied For" are used to inform the public that an application for a patent has been filed. Patent ownersip does not start until the actual grant of a patent. Marking of an article as patented, when it is not, is illegal and subject to penalty.
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