Patent office
A patent office is a governmental or intergovernmental organization which controls the issue of patents. In other words, "patent offices are government bodies that may grant a patent or reject the pat...
Patent Cooperation Treaty
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international patent law treaty, concluded in 1970. It provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contra...
Patent Cooperation Treaty - Wikipedia
United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registr...
United States Patent and Trademark Office - Wikipedia
Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Office
The Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Office (SACEPO, French: Comité consultatif permanent auprès de l'OEB, German: Ständiger Beratender Ausschuss beim EPA) is a committee advisin...
Netherlands Patent Office
The Netherlands Patent Office (Dutch: Octrooicentrum Nederland) is the patent office of the Netherlands. It is an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The agency is located in the pre...
Turkish Patent Institute
The Turkish Patent Institute (Turkish: Türk Patent Enstitüsü) (TPE) is an intellectual property organization with a special budget being attached to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Re...
European Round Table on Patent Practice
The European Round Table on Patent Practice (EUROTAB) is described as "a pan-European group consisting of lawyers (including European Patent Office (EPO) staff, and Commission, national patent offices...
Patent offices in Europe
Europe does not comprise a unitary patent system. European patent law is instead characterized by the coexistence of national patent systems, and thus national patent offices, and a European patent sy...
Patent offices in Europe - Wikipedia
Korean Intellectual Property Office
The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) is the patent office and intellectual property office of South Korea. In 2000, the name of the office was changed from "Korean Industrial Property Office...
Superintendency of Industry and Commerce
The Superintendency of Industry and Commerce () is a competitiveness regulatory agency of the Government of Colombia in charge of regulating fair business practices, promoting competitiveness and acti...
Restitutio ad integrum
Restitutio ad integrum is a Latin term which means restoration to original condition. It is one of the primary guiding principles behind the awarding of damages in common law negligence claims. The ge...
Rospatent
The Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property, commonly known as Rospatent (Russian: Федеральная служба по интеллектуальной собственности, Federalnaya sluzhba po intellektualnoi sobstvenno...
Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia
The Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republikas Patentu valde) is an independent state institution operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic ...
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), formerly African Regional Industrial Property Organization, is an intergovernmental organization for cooperation among African states i...
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization - Wikipedia
Indian Patent Office
The Indian Patent Office is administered by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM). This is a subordinate office of the Indian government and administers ...
Peninsula Shield Force
The Peninsula Shield Force (or Peninsula Shield) (Arabic: دِرْعُ الجَزيرَة‎) is the military side of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (aka the Gulf Cooperation Council...
WIPO ST.3
WIPO ST.3 is the World Intellectual Property Organization standard for the two-letter codes of countries and other organizations, such as regional intellectual-property organizations. It generally fo...
Israel Patent Office
The Israel Patent Office (Hebrew: רשות הפטנטים, המדגמים וסימני המסחר‎) (Reshut hapatentim), affiliated with the Israeli Ministry of Justice, handles issues related to intellectual property ...
European Patent Office
The European Patent Office (EPO) is one of the two organs of the European Patent Organisation (EPOrg), the other being the Administrative Council. The EPO acts as executive body for the Organisation w...
European Patent Office - Wikipedia
Epoline
epoline is a set of web-based software programs and services enabling applicants, patentees and their representatives to file patent applications online before the European Patent Office (EPO), as we...
United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property
The United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) was an international organization. It was set up in 1893 to administer the Berne Convention for the Protection of L...
Observations by third parties under the European Patent Convention
Under the European Patent Convention (EPC), any third party –i.e., essentially any person– may file observations on the patentability of an invention which is the subject of a European patent applicat...
Observations by third parties under the European Patent Convention - Wikipedia
National Industrial Property Institute (Portugal)
The National Industrial Property Institute or the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property, in Portuguese Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial, known also by its acronym INPI, is the Portug...
National Industrial Property Institute (Portugal) - Wikipedia
Dann v. Johnston
Dann v. Johnston, 425 U.S. 219 (1976), is a decision of the United States Supreme Court on the patentability of a claim for a business method patent.
The business method at issue in Johnston was c...
Gulf Cup of Nations
The Gulf Cup of Nations or Arabian Gulf Cup (Arabic: كأس الخليج العربي‎ Ka′s al-Khalīj al-′Arabiyy) is a football (soccer) tournament currently held every two years rotating the host city e...
Gulf Cup of Nations - Wikipedia
Spanish Patent and Trademark Office
The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (Spanish: Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas, sometimes abbreviated SPTO or OEPM) is a body of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade of Spain. The Span...
Spanish Patent and Trademark Office - Wikipedia
Dickinson v. Zurko
Dickinson v. Zurko, 527 U.S. 150 (1999), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that appeals from the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences are to be reviewed for whe...