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...
Office of Independent Inventor Programs
The Office of Independent Inventor Programs (OIIP) was a department of the United States Patent and Trademark Office established in March 1999. Its stated purpose was to "establish new mechanisms to ...
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...
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European Patent Organisation
The European Patent Organisation (sometimes abbreviated EPOrg in order to distinguish it from the European Patent Office, one of the two organs of the organisation) is a public international organisat...
European Patent Organisation - 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...
Rospatent
The Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property, commonly known as Rospatent (Russian: Федеральная служба по интеллектуальной собственности, Federalnaya sluzhba po intellektualnoi sobstvenno...
Office action
In the United States, an Office action is a document written by an examiner in a patent or trademark examination procedure and mailed to an applicant for a patent or trademark. The expression is used...
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) is a body within the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) responsible for hearing and deciding certain kinds of cases involving trademarks. The...
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 ...
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...
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...
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
Intellectual Property Office (United Kingdom)
The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (often The IPO) is, since 2 April 2007, the operating name of The Patent Office. It is the official government body responsible for intellectual ...
Taiwan Intellectual Property Office
The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) is the patent, trademark, and copyright office of Taiwan, established in 1999. It operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MO...
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...
IP Australia
The Australian Patent Office (APO) is a division of IP Australia which is an agency of the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. APO issues patents for inventions. APO w...
IP Australia - Wikipedia
Eurasian Patent Organization
The Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) is a regional organization set up by the Eurasian Patent Convention (EAPC). Its task is to grant Eurasian patents. The official language of the EAPO is Russian ...
Eurasian Patent Organization - Wikipedia
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is the patent, trademark, and copyright administration body of Canada. Structurally the CIPO functions as a Special Operating Agency (SOA) which is as...