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Patent Office

a UK body which is responsible for the administration of various aspects of ‘intellectual property rights’ legislation, in particular the COPYRIGHT, DESIGNS AND PATENTS ACTS 1988, the Registered Designs Act 1949 and the Trade Marks Act 1938. The Patent Office is the sole authority for the granting of PATENT rights on product and process inventions and for the registration of industrial designs (see DESIGN RIGHTS) and TRADEMARKS.

Patent Office

a UK government department that administer matters relating to PATENTS, TRADEMARKS and other INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. The Patent

Office is the sole authority for the granting of patent rights on product and process INVENTIONS and for the registration of industrial designs and trademarks.

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The patent office identified some allowable subject matter early on during the patent prosecution process, and we worked with Max to see if he wanted to accept what the patent office had deemed allowable, and he thought it was in his best interest to do so.
As the Patent Office grants more patents in the post-Alice world, payment firms can look to the experiences of the successful applicants in how they were drafted and the examination progressed in accordance with the Patent Office guidelines, according to Roche.
Oracle also offered the patent office a side-by-side comparison of its patented technology next to Android, in what it calls a "copy chart."
But in a win for Glaxo, the federal circuit said the patent office could not implement a rule limiting ordinary continuations to two because that rule conflicted with a portion of the Patent Act.
The patent office decision resulted from litigation that began after India's largest drugmaker, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., in 2002 sought FDA approval to sell a generic version of Lipitor, which is known chemically as atorvastatin.
The patent office had argued that the limits were needed to reduce a large and growing backlog of applications, which sometimes consist of two-dozen boxes of documents.
In its filings challenging the patents, PUBPAT submitted prior art that Gilead had not disclosed to the Patent Office during the patent application process that resulted in the patents being granted to Gilead.
During his 36 years at the Patent Office he won regular promotions and dealt with inventions such as the hovercraft and vertical take-off aircraft.
You can, however, do it yourself and the Patent Office will guide you through the process.
The Patent Office will not examine new UK-registered design applications for originality or innovation.
Congress has increased funding for the Patent Office, but it still takes nearly 33 months to begin reviewing applications in the category "Computer Architecture, Software, and Information Security" including systems dealing with electronic content.
I just thought I would drop a line to you and other readers who may not know about the patent office. It's not necessary to send for a copy of a patent drawing.